Former Crimson Tide star Trent Richardson ran and performed other drills at the University of Alabama pro day today with personnel from most NFL teams, including the Buccaneers, in attendance.
Alabama Crimson Tide star running back Trent Richardson had his pro day today and while the discussions seemed to be focused on his questionable 40-times, the top-rated running back did little to hurt himself stock-wise for the upcoming NFL Draft.
Multiple reports had Richardson running from a low of 4.40 to a high of 4.58. Richardson is coming off minor knee surgery that may have elevated his time somewhat and was reportedly “mad” he didn’t run in the 4.3’s.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban commented on Richardson’s knee surgery.
"The procedure he had was very, very minor in nature and I think he is working out very well," Saban said.
"I'm 100 percent,” Richardson told ESPN. “I'm going to get better and better as the days go by. My 40-time, it was pretty good. I slipped a little bit at the start. I did pretty good overall."
Richardson measured in at 5-foot-10, 227 pounds, with a wingspan of 74 inches.
In addition to his solid 40-times, Richardson showed good, but not overwhelming strength, bench-pressing 225 pounds 25 times. Richardson also ran pass routes for scouts and NFL personnel in attendance along with cone drills.
The Buccaneers have reportedly set up a pre-draft interview with Richardson, although the date and time are not known at this point.
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