NFL's Potential Immediate Impact Rookies

Running back
Text: Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News
Photo: Bob Rosato, David Bergman/SI

Running back

Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

"Over the past two seasons, the Browns have been able to patch together decent backfield production with players such as Peyton Hillis and Chris Ogbonnaya touching the ball. In contrast, Richardson is a much better, more explosive all-around back. Left tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack will be key in opening holes for Richardson, and the arm of fellow rookie Brandon Weeden should help the Browns' passing game earn a little more respect from defenses. The best running back in the draft is the best bet to be offensive rookie of the year."


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