BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who posted 22/1/2 as a senior in four games before having his season cut short with a knee injury. Junior
numbers included 53/1/5.
POSITIVES: Richards was an up-and-coming cornerback prospect moving into his senior season before his year was cut short by knee injury.
He must now complete his rehabilitation and get back to prior form before any team will take a chance on him.
NEGATIVES: Plays back on his heels against top competition. Shows hesitation reacting to opponents� moves off the line.
ANALYSIS: Nice-sized cornerback with good ball skills. Fluid turning his hips to run with opponents, works well with safeties, and effectively
reads the action. Can run downfield with opponents, displays a burst to the action, as well as a sense of timing. Stays with
his responsibilities, shows ability in zone, and has quarterbacks throwing away from him. Works to get off blocks to make
plays up the field against the run, wraps up tackling, and is a sure handed tackler.