Won't be saying "blew it" when elliot goes for 1300 yds and 12 tds with a rookie of the year title. I think the first 3 teams blew by taking an elite player. There's always going to be questions about a qb translating into the NFL. Is there a question elliot won't be a problem bowler this year?
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.