Biography: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his junior and senior seasons. Totals last year included 110/5/8 after 85/4/3 the prior year.
Positives: "Large, aggressive safety who is best between the numbers. Quick up the field, drives his shoulders into ball carriers, and wraps up tackling. Takes good angles to the action, displays a sense of timing, and keeps the play in front of him. Forceful on the blitz and sells out moving up the field. Plays heads-up football and works well with cornerbacks."
Negatives: Possesses a marginal burst of speed. Not quick or fluid pedaling in reverse. Struggles with his ball skills.
Analysis: Rich is an instinctive ballplayer with limited quickness and speed. He has the makings of a potential strong safety but is a player who must make his mark on special teams.
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