Richardson knocks scouts off their feet (with video)

Now you’ve seen the video, now read the story about Trent Richardson’s performance at Alabama’s other pro day…

TUSCALOOSA — For weeks, Trent Richardson watched other potential top-10 NFL draft picks audition.

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Minor knee surgery kept him sidelined at the pro scouting combine and Alabama’s first pro day March 7.

The former Crimson Tide running back was eager for his shot, as Cleveland Browns running backs coach Gary Brown can no doubt confirm.

Richardson sent Brown flying to the turf on a blocking drill that cracked up the crowd inside Alabama’s indoor training facility Thursday morning.

NFL coaches Jason Garrett (Cowboys), Pat Shurmur (Browns) and Nick Saban’s close friend Bill Belichick (Patriots) attended the event, which was televised live on national television.

Running his first 40-yard dash of the pre-draft season, Richardson recorded times between 4.45 and 4.49 seconds. Mark Barron and Courtney Upshaw, also potential high-round picks, took part Thursday, too, after injuries kept them from participating the first time around.

Richardson’s hit on Brown was the day’s highlight.

“You know (Alabama backs coach Burton) Burns didn’t try to go head up with us to many times ‘cause we probably would have pushed him over, too,” Richardson said with a smile.


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