Trent Richardson – Alabama
Running back Trent Richardson seemed like a sure-fire bet to become a workhorse in the NFL. In three years at the University of Alabama, Richardson ran for 3,860 yards and 42 touchdowns. But many people believe that his NFL career was doomed before it even started…
During the Crimson Tide’s BCS National Championship win over LSU in early 2012, Richardson tore the meniscus in his left knee. Several scouts believe Richardson was never the same player after the injury, and that his knee injury impacted his speed and triggered weight problems. He never demonstrated the speed and athleticism in the NFL that he had in college.
The Browns might’ve seen the writing on the wall early, when they shockingly traded away Richardson after just one year, to the Indianapolis Colts. Less than two seasons after arriving in Indianapolis, the Colts released him (after relegating him to the bottom of the depth chart). There’s little chance he will ever be more than a backup at best.