You may recall a story leading up to last year’s NFL Draft when former Cleveland Browns great and NFL hall of famer Jim Brown was doing an interview with ESPN. During the interview, Brown was asked what he thought about Alabama running back Trent Richardson, and how many were calling him the next great NFL running back.
Brown wasted little time in making it known he was unimpressed with Richardson:
“I’m not overwhelmed with it,” Brown said of the prospect that his former team, the Cleveland Browns, could select Richardson. “The problem is that he’s ordinary. I think he’s ordinary.”
Well, that changed after an outstanding rookie year in which Richardson battled through injuries to set a Browns rookie rushing record –which ironically was previously held by Brown — with 950 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in 15 games. He also caught 51 passes for 367 yards and a touchdown.