2017 NFL DRAFT

Jordan Richards, SS

School: Stanford  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Folsom, CA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 211 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
19575-6

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.652.72-13 32-4.226.74
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.592.721.6213 329'3"4.226.74

Player Overview

Richards enjoyed a productive career for the Cardinal, racking up postseason all-conferences honors after each of the past three seasons. After receiving back-to-back honorable mention honors, Richards was recognized with first team All-Pac-12 accolades his final season at Stanford.

He is a team captain who also excels in the classroom, where he achieved Pac-12 All-Academic first team status in each of the past three years. Leaving high school, Richards was ranked as one of the top 100 receivers in the nation. He switched from offense to defense and immediately made an impact at Stanford, appearing in all 13 games as a true freshman and starting in three at safety.

Each season was better than the last for Richards, who played in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. He showed at practice he is a tempo setter and field general. Easily provided a leadership quality for a group of young faces that came together to form the West roster.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Richards is a team leader and warrior on the field. Very coachable prospect that loves the game and plays with a passion. He is very tough and extremely competitive. Very effective against the run, but plays ball very well. He shows up in all facets of the game. Overall he looks pretty fluid and athletic. He has good agility and gets his hands on a lot of passes (21 PBUs over his career) but must do a better job of fighting through blocks and making reliable tackles in the open field to overcome his lack of ideal size.

WEAKNESSES: One particular play stood out at the East-West Shrine Practice regarding Richards. South Dakota State running back Zachary Zenner took the ball outside and Richards had no answer to his speed and Zenner ran it in for a touchdown. There are plenty of positives about his overall skills, but he lacks pure speed and range. He makes up for it taking good angles to the football and being a student of the game. Does not always show good adjustment with regard to the cushion he allows receivers in coverage.

-- Bo Marchionte

 
 
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