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.
Will the broncos realistically be able to snag Zach Cunningham like you're predicting? This is a dream scenario for me as he's my favorite true Inside Linebacker in this draft. I see him coming off almost everyone's day 2 mock draft super early besides yours. He's had tackling issues when coming from behind and doesn't have that elite speed but...will he really drop that far? Oh I've never been so excited for round 2 of the nfl draft!!! Thoughts?