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RB Trent Richardson - Oakland Raiders

5-9, 228Born: 7-10-1990College: AlabamaDrafted: Round 1, pick 3

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After a disappointing start to his NFL career, Richardson has a chance for a fresh start in Oakland and enters training camp with a real opportunity to compete with Latavius Murray for the starting RB job. The Raiders signed Richardson to a modest two year contract this offseason after he was waived by the Colts. Richardson was the 3rd overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Cleveland Browns and had a solid rookie rookie season before being traded to Indianapolis early in the 2013 season for a 1st round draft pick. The trade was an unmitigated disaster for the Colts as Richardson averaged just under 3.1 YPC in his two seasons in Indianapolis. Richardson never seemed comfortable in the Colts offense and often displayed a puzzling lack of vision in the Colts. In addition, he showed very little burst and seemed to be running in slow motion at times. Oakland may be Richardson's final shot to salvage what once was a very promising career. If he shows up focused and fit, he has a shot at winning the starting RB job in an Oakland offense that hopes to establish a power running game to take the pressure off of young QB Derek Carr. (May 13)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Dynasty - 64, 52, 59, 60, 63, 64, 68

Stats and Projections

2012 CLE 15 267 950 11 70 51 367 1
2013 CLE/IND 18 192 564 3 52 35 316 1 2
2014 IND 15 159 519 3 34 27 229 0 1
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 20 * * 4 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 65 * * 9 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 100 * * 6 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 67 * * 19 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 251
RB: 75
Overall-PPR: 200
RB-PPR: 63

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Latest News

Raiders | Trent Richardson's spot in jeopardy? (Sun Aug 2, 07:37 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson is likely competing with RB Michael Dyer for a spot on the 53-man roster, and's Ian Rapoport puts Richardson's chances of making the final roster at 50-50.

Our View: Dyer was once at the top of FBS football when he helped Cam Newton lead Auburn to a national title in 2010. After a 1,200-yard season for Auburn in 2011, off-field issues then caused him to transfer three times. He didn't play at either Arkansas State or Arkansas Baptist, but he finally got on the field for Louisville last year and rushed for 481 yards and five touchdowns last year. He's not explosive and not proven as a receiver out of the backfield. This is the guy that could push a former top-5 pick (2012) off the Raiders roster. That speaks volumes for where Richardson is at.
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Raiders | Trent Richardson placed on NFI list (Fri Jul 31, 06:37 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 31.

Our View: Richardson probably failed a conditioning test. He's squarely on the roster bubble, and he's also easily behind Latavius Murray and Roy Helu on the depth chart.

Raiders | Trent Richardson not impressing (Thu Jul 30, 10:16 AM) - Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson is rumored to being unimpressive with his new team.

Our View: Richardson was complimented by RB coach Mike Tice earlier this year, but now that the pads are on Richardson needs to elevate his game. The team could use Latavius Murray as the starting back with Roy Helu as the change-of-pace back. This could be Richardson's last shot in the NFL as he's already been a bust with both the Browns and the Colts.
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Raiders | Trent Richardson sees opportunity (Tue Jul 28, 08:49 PM) - Oakland Raiders RB Trent Richardson plans to make the most of a fresh start in Oakland. 'I know what they [the coaching staff] expect and how they're going to spread the field, putting me in a position to be successful,' said Richardson. 'With that, in talking to [Head] Coach [Jack Del Rio], he just said there is just a lot of opportunity out here. He said he isn't going to promise me anything, but if I come in and work, I can be that bell cow,' Richardson said Tuesday, July 28.

Our View: There have been more than a few positive reports coming out about Richardson in Raiders camp. He's going to compete for the starting job with Latavius Murray, and Richardson may be able to wrestle the job away in training camp. After a solid rookie season with the Browns in 2012, Richardson failed to produce in both 2013 and 2014 with the Colts. The Raiders have redeemed plenty of players during their franchises history, and Richardson could be the next one. Stay tuned.
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