Draft Day Notes on New Browns RB Trent Richardson

  • Running back Trent Richardson is the ninth player drafted by Cleveland from the University of Alabama. He is the first Crimson Tide player selected by the Browns since defensive back Antonio Langham was taken in the first round of the 1994 draft. Richardson joins Langham and Ozzie Newsome (1978) as the only players from the University of Alabama selected by Cleveland in the first round.
  • Richardson is the first running back taken by the Browns in the first round since William Green in 2002. He is the eleventh running back selected by the Browns in the first round in franchise history, joining Ken Carpenter (1950), Preston Carpenter (1956), Jim Brown (1957), Leroy Jackson (1962), Ron Johnson (1969), Mike Pruitt (1976), Charles White (1980), Eric Metcalf (1989), Tommy Vardell (1992) and William Green (2002).
  • With the pick, this marks the highest slot a running back has been taken by the Browns in the NFL Draft. He joins Jim Brown (1957 – 6th), Mike Pruitt (1976 – 7th) and Tommy Vardell (1992 – 9th) as the only running backs drafted by the Browns in the top 10.
  • Richardson is the sixth player selected with the third overall pick by the Browns in club history, joining Joe Thomas (2007), Braylon Edwards (2005), Gerard Warren (2001), Chip Banks (1982) and Mike Phipps (1970).
  • Richardson is a native of Pensacola, Florida, where he attended Escambia High School. His brother, Terrell Richardson, lettered as a defensive end at Louisiana-Lafayette from 2007-10.
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One Response to “Draft Day Notes on New Browns RB Trent Richardson”

  1. […] Some noteworthy facts and figures about Richardson being the Browns’ pick: “Richardson is the first running back taken by the Browns in the first round since William Green in 2002. He is the eleventh running back selected by the Browns in the first round in franchise history, joining Ken Carpenter (1950), Preston Carpenter (1956), Jim Brown (1957), Leroy Jackson (1962), Ron Johnson (1969), Mike Pruitt (1976), Charles White (1980), Eric Metcalf (1989), Tommy Vardell (1992) and William Green (2002).” [Matt Loede/Browns Gab] […]

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