While comparisons to Adrian Peterson may be overblown, they can't be ignored. In an age where NFL teams are drafting running backs with extra caution, the Browns took extra measures to make sure they secured him.
You should too.
Don't be foolish by drafting him among the top 10 running backs. Richardson still comes with all of the standard disclaimers attached to all prospects, especially as a first-year ball carrier in the stingy AFC North.
But don't fool yourself into believing that the fourth round is too early for Richardson. When the price is right, high-upside rookies can be drafted with confidence.
Here are a few other budding stars to watch out for on draft day.