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Cleveland Browns: 6 Thoughts on Building Around Trent Richardson
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In trading up to use the third overall pick on Trent Richardson, the Browns made their play. As they likely hope the team won't be drafting in the top 10 for a long time now, they must maximize the return on their investment in Richardson.

How can the Browns build their offense to ensure they get the most out of Richardson?

Naturally answers like building an offensive line around Richardson and establishing a credible passing attack first come to mind when prioritizing the pieces around the rookie back out of Alabama.

However, history reveals that one of the most important complements to extend careers and ensure quality carries out of a marquee back like Richardson is— another running back.

So, who can emerge as the Robin to Richarson's Batman in the backfield? Why is it that important? What sort of importance does this need carry in relation to things like the passing game and ensuring the young offensive line gels?

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