Cyril Richardson NFL Draft Profile

Cyril Richardson NFL Draft Profile

Cyril Richardson, Senior, Guard, Baylor



He does not always get the credit, as is often the case for offensive linemen, but Cyril Richardson has been a key part of a potent Baylor offense for four years. Back in 2010, when Richardson was a redshirt freshman, the Bears were breaking in quarterback Robert Griffin. Richardson was a key part to keeping Griffin on his feet and open rushing lanes for his mobile quarterback. Of course it was in 2011 when the Baylor offense really started clicking. When Griffin was throwing for 4,293 yards and 37 touchdowns, Richardson was starting at left tackle, paving the way for one of the greatest single seasons ever had by a quarterback.

Richardson moved back to the guard spot in 2012 and helped the Baylor offense remain explosive despite the absence of Griffin. The team ranked second in the nation in total offense with 572.2 yards per game. As a result, Richardson earned All-Conference and All-American accolades from just about every media outlet.


Final Projection:

Richardson could have declared for the 2013 NFL Draft and been a relatively early selection. He projects to the NFL as a guard, but his experience at tackle does mean he could slide over in a pinch. At 6-5 and 335 pounds, Richardson has the size and strength to be a quality NFL guard for years to come. With some good showings at the pre-draft workouts, Richardson could easily work his way into the first round.


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