With the 6th pick the Washington Redskins select Trent Richardson, Running Back, Alabama
The Browns are one of the favorites to trade up to #2 for Baylor QB Robert Griffin III, which would be the best move the franchise has made since they re-entered the league more than a decade ago. There have been reports that Cleveland isn’t the favorite because they are hesitant to pay the exorbitant price, but it’s impossible to overpay for a franchise quarterback. If the Browns are unable to get a deal done their options at #4 aren’t all that enticing. Alabama RB Trent Richardson would make the most sense since Peyton Hillis is a free agent, but in this day and age can a team really justify taking a running back so early when history clearly shows that productive runners can be found later on? Richardson may be the exception to the rule though as he is the best prospect to come along at the position since Adrian Peterson. A true workhorse, Richardson is a well-rounded player who can run over linebackers or run away from defensive backs while also excelling as a pass catcher and blocker. Most seem to agree that Richardson is one of the five most talented prospects in this class, but if he gets past the Browns and Buccaneers there is no telling how far he may slide. In many ways Richardson will serve as a litmus test for how elite running back prospects are handled in the modern NFL Draft. Cleveland is also desperate for a playmaker in the passing game so Oklahoma St. WR Justin Blackmon would be a strong possibility as well. Other options include L.S.U. CB Morris Claiborne or North Carolina DE Quinton Coples, but it would be in the Browns best interests to do what it takes to land “RG3”. It won't be cheap, but few worthwhile things are.