With the first two selections in the 2012 NFL Draft essentially spoken for with regard to Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Baylor’s Robert Griffin III, former Indianapolis Colts vice chairman Bill Polian feels that Alabama’s Trent Richardson is the only other “sure thing.”
Speaking on Sirius XM’s NFL Blitz, Polian says that there are three “sure thing players,” and the explosive running back is as much of one as either of the two quarterbacks whom have drawn most of the attention.
The Cleveland Browns have long been considered a potential landing spot for Richardson due to the departure of running back Peyton Hillis who signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. If the Browns opt to select another player or trade down, Richardson has also been heavily linked to the Tampa Bay Bucanneers at No. 5 or the St. Louis Rams at No. 6.
Polian is credited with the selection of quarterback Peyton Manning over Ryan Leaf as well as constructing the team which won Super Bowl XLI.
(Source: Sporting News)