Being the top running back prospect in the 2012 NFL draft, Trent Richardson is already better than a majority of the running backs in the NFL.
Assuming that the Cleveland Browns take Richardson with the No. 4 pick, they will be getting one of the top playmakers in the NFL.
Richardson has a deadly combination of size and speed. He is built like a rock at a solid 225 lbs. and will truck over runners. He also possesses breakaway speed, with a 40-yard dash time in the 4.4 range.
Not only will he be effective carrying the ball between the tackles, but he also has reliable hands and will be a receiving threat out of the backfield.
With all these tools, Richardson is going to become a top-15 running back in his rookie season and will surpass the following players.