Raiders RB Trent Richardson Ignores Huge Hole, Runs Right into Traffic

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 15, 2015

via @TullyBeChillin

Trent Richardson was once the third overall pick in the NFL draft (2012), but it's plays like this one that show why he has yet to live up to expectations.

During Friday night's preseason game against the St. Louis Rams, the Oakland Raiders offensive line created a huge hole in the middle of the field for Richardson to run through near the goal line. However, he decided to run straight into a pile and got tackled near the line of scrimmage.

When there is that much room in the middle of the field, a running back has to use his vision and hit the hole. If Richardson had done so, he likely would have scored.

Richardson finished the game with 18 yards on five carries.

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