The consensus among all the draft experts was not only was Trent Richardson the best running back in the draft, he was one of the best to come around in a long time. The Cleveland Browns thought so as they almost gave the Minnesota Vikings their entire draft to get him. But if you were to ask former Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown, he would give you an answer that would make you shake your head.
Days before the draft, Brown was asked how he felt about the Browns taking Richardson and this is what he had to say.
“I’m not overwhelmed with it,” Brown said of the idea that the Browns could take Richardson. “The problem is that he’s ordinary. I think he’s ordinary.”
Asked what about him is ordinary, Brown said, “the size, the speed, his moves.”
Well Browns fans, according to one of your former great players, you gave away your draft for just an ordinary running back.