Biography: Started eight games as a senior, totaling 40 tackles and breaking up five passes. Full-time starter the prior year, finishing with 37/2/8.
Positives: Adequately sized defensive back who is best facing the action. Fluid transitioning to run with opponents, plays with toughness and is instinctive. Quickly locates the pass in the air. Works to get up the field and defend running plays or screen passes. Keeps the action in front of him.
Negatives: Lacks top-end speed. Prefers to side shuffle down the field. Marginally productive.
Analysis: Richardson flashed skill the past three seasons and has enough talent and size to get consideration in a zone system.
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