Draft Profile: WR Paul Richardson

Fox Sports profiles Colorado WR Paul Richardson, a likely day two prospect.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Richardson’s father played in the NFL, including a stint with the Jets.  Richardson is known as an amazing athlete; agile and explosive with great straight line speed and excellent leaping ability.  Richardson might have to bulk up some to fend off the jams and tight coverage of the NFL (4.4 40 yards) and will need to be more consistent with his hands at the next level.



18 comments
marcus81
marcus81

he sounds like a project player, Jets already have Hill, not saying he won't succeed, Jets need players that will be ready within a year to be drafted within the 3rd round

rkymtnjet
rkymtnjet

I really like P-Rich. If the Jets could snag him in the third, I think he will be a steal. He's a burner with really good hands. He just needs to stay healthy.

Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong

Not a fan. Lots 'o body catching, and really, really frail, with *tiny* hands (meaning his catching ability isn't likely to improve with time).

tish
tish

The two critical attributes of a quality receiver are can he get open and can he catch the ball. All the other qualities of a WR are secondary. Since they need a future # 1 receiver or a # 2, whomever they choose must have those 2 skills. They do not need to pick someone in the first 3 rounds that cannot get open or has a few too many drops. Rounds 4+ are for guys with "potrntial". If this kid fits the above and is available in round 3, then fine. They need a CB (thanks to Idzy), a WR and a TE in the first 3 rounds and should pick the BPA at those positions, but if one of those positions is exhausted because of the way the draft plays out, they will need to wait until round 4, taking the BPA from the OL, OLB or safety. It is not that complicated if you trust your draft evaluators.

Nikos Psara Konstantantakopoulos
Nikos Psara Konstantantakopoulos

can spread the field putting on weight is easier when you can get more than two meals from the NCAA. He already up to 185lb from 165 in season.

bob
bob

Looks like a Reggie Wayne type..

Bent
Bent moderator

"Richardson’s father played in the NFL, including a stint with the Jets."


I was wondering if this was Tony Richardson, but apparently not.


Paul Richardson Sr. spent time with four NFL teams (yes, including the Jets) but actually played just one game with the Eagles in 1993 and recorded no stats.

Dave Hohf
Dave Hohf

This kid has got some hands. Decent speed too. What round is he projected to go?

Brendan
Brendan

@WW85 He was already up to 183 pounds as of a week or two ago (up from 175 at the combine). 


I also thought he was closer to a high-3rd, maybe even 2nd round pick, no? 

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

There's no way Lee falls to Rd 2. Haven't you heard? He's better than Watkins. :)

a57se
a57se

@Cordell C  

No. Moncrief has more upside to me......and seem a safer pick.

Cordell C
Cordell C

You guys like him over moncrief?

Brendan
Brendan

@Dave Hohf I personally wouldn't have a problem with it, but there are some around here whose opinion I value who aren't big fans. 


I admit his inconsistent hands are troubling, but he makes those circus catches that make me think its something that can be improved on (kind of like Braylon way back when). 


He's extremely athletic and fast, and it'll be interesting to see what the team does if he's still on the board when they pick. 

Dave Hohf
Dave Hohf

@Brendan @WW85 If we take Dennard, Gilbert or Ebron in the 1st, do you think he'd be a reach in the 2nd? Matthews or if Lee slides would be obvious choices, but what's everyone's opinion on this kid?