Oakland will either draft Donald Penn's replacement at LT, draft a cornerback, or an inside linebacker with their first pick. Those three priorities are above drafting a running back considering Oakland already drafted a running back this year. And Latavius Murray is just fine
I think they could have drafted quite a bit better. Maybe looked @ Thompson from BSU at safety. I think anyone that passed on Booker missed a chance on a RB talent steal. Alexander was rated higher than drafted, but guard seems to have a low value on a lot of teams. Cook being drafted wasn`t a horrible pick in terms of the position & need. I just think they should have waited 1 year to grab a QB prospect. I hope Cook works out, but you could almost drop each player by one round for a better value. Joseph was going late 2nd round to many scouts. The way WAS drafted I don`t think they would have taken him @ pick 22.
More of an athlete than fundamental basketball player
Needs to get stronger
Summary: Due to a rollercoaster season both on and off the floor, Richmond's journey to the NBA was sped up. He is not ready to be a contributor in the NBA but is still considered a borderline first-round pick due his potential, as well as the fact that the 2011 Draft class is very weak.
Player Comparison: Jamario Moon. Moon experienced a crazy ride before he got to the NBA, and Richmond may be in for a similar path. Moon left college early and bounced around in the NBDL and foreign leagues before finally finding a spot in the NBA. Both guys are extremely athletic, but like Moon, Richmond is not ready to be a rotational player in the NBA. If Richmond can realize his potential sooner than Moon did, he should have a better career. However, that is the question mark surrounding Richmond at this point of his career.