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2015 NFL DRAFT

Cyril Richardson, OG

School: Baylor  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 329 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
11473-4
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Bills picks: Round 5/153 -- Cyril Richardson, G, 6-5, 343, Baylor...He had weight issues his senior year that prevented him from being a much higher pick. Was the leader of a line that blocked for the NCAA's top offense, which averaged 52 points per game. He was a finalist for the Outland Trophy, but some scouts said he lacked good movement and could be beaten by faster pass rushers up the middle. At left guard he was credited with 83 knockdown blocks. As a child, his family was displaced by Hurricane Katrina and they wound up in Fort Worth, Tex. - The Sports Xchange

03/26/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: Baylor's Seastrunk improves combine times...OG Cyril Richardson slightly improved a few of his numbers from the NFL Combine, including in the 40-yard dash (5.36 to 5.19) and the bench press (25 to 27). He had a solid performance during positional drills as well and helped himself after a lackluster pre-draft showing up to that point. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/25/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl, Missed Opportunity: Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor - At 6-foot-4, 344 pounds, Richardson is a massive interior presence but he struggled with quicker defensive tackles throughout the week of practice (especially Donald) and wasn't nearly as powerful as a drive blocker as one might expect given his size. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/21/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl Tuesday...Baylor guard Cyril Richardson and Stanford edge rusher Trent Murphy, two players who I've previously ranked highly, are thus far struggling to adapt to the different schemes used by the Atlanta Falcons' coaching staff. Richardson, a monstrous man at 6-foot-4 (and a 1/2) and 348 pounds is fine when asked to block straight-ahead, which he did so impressively on a few occasions against Donald, pancaking Pittsburgh's star on one occasion. Richardson's lack of ideal lateral agility and balance was exposed by Donald on numerous other snaps during one-on-one drills, however. More alarming was the inconsistency the former Baylor Bear showed during scrimmages, too often losing his balance and slipping off blocks. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/26/2013 - CBSSPORTS.COM ALL-AMERICANS: FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE AS NFL DRAFT PROSPECTS: OG - Cyril Richardson, Sr., Baylor: A three-year starter, Richardson has lined up at both left tackle and left guard for the Bears over the years and was an integral reason behind the team's top-ranked offense in 2013 as Baylor averaged 624.5 yards per game. A large human being (6-5, 340 pounds), he has the brute strength to be a mauler in the run game and the light feet to hold up in space in pass protection. Richardson has room to improve his awareness and body angles, but he flashes a nasty demeanor and is a plug-and-play prospect who shouldn't last long on Day 2 of draft weekend. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/13/2013 - 2013 WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: OL Cyril Richardson, Baylor, 6-5 340, Sr., Fort Worth, TX...Richardson's selection marks the fourth time in the Big 12 era that the Bears have had a player named to the nation's oldest college football All-America squad. Terrance Williams was a first-team selection last season and Robert Griffin III was a second-team honoree in 2011, and when Daniel Sepulveda was named to the first team in 2006, he became the first Bear honored since Santana Dotson in 1991.

A Fort Worth, Texas, native, Richardson is the second offensive lineman in program history named a Walter Camp All-American. Guard Bill Glass was selected to the first team in 1956. With his The Associated Press second-team All-America selection in 2012, Richardson is the fifth in program history to twice be named an All-American (Lawrence Elkins, Mike Singletary, Thomas Everett and Daniel Sepulveda).

One of three Outland Trophy finalists, Richardson helped Baylor to its first-ever Big 12 championship and a school record 11 wins. He is the leader for an offensive line that blocks for America's top offense. The Bears lead the nation in scoring (53.3) and total offense (624.5). Richardson has also registered a team-leading 83 knockdowns on the year. - Baylor football

12/12/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY FINALIST (TOP INTERIOR LINEMAN): Cyril Richardson, Baylor...Richardson, 6-5, 340-pound senior from Fort Worth, Texas, is described as a "dominating drive blocker" in some reviews. He's one of the major reasons Baylor has the nation's top scoring offense at 56.8 points per game and is No. 1 total offense at 661.6 yards per game. He has played tackle, but moved back to guard the past two seasons.

Baylor's rushing game averages just under 280 yards per game (ninth nationally) and its passing offense is fourth in the country at 381.9 yards per game. The Bears (10-1) won their first 10 games of the season before falling to Oklahoma State. The Outland Trophy, which has been awarded annually by the FWAA since 1946, is named after the late John Outland, an All-American lineman at the University of Pennsylvania in the late 1900s. The Outland Trophy is the third-oldest award in major college football behind the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award. - Big 12 football

12/12/2013 - 2013 ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL Cyril Richardson, Baylor, Sr., Fort Worth, Texas/North Crowley...Senior offensive lineman Cyril Richardson was named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year for the second straight season, marking the first time a Big 12 player has accomplished the feat - no player has ever earned the honor twice, let alone in back-to-back seasons. - Baylor football

12/12/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM: Offensive line Cyril Richardson (Unanimous), Baylor, 6-5, 340, Sr., Fort Worth, Texas.,...An All-Big 12 First Team selection for the second consecutive season, Richardson has led Baylor in knockdowns in 11 of 12 games for a team-high total of 83 knockdowns and has earned a team-high season coaches' grade of 89 percent as he led the team in coaches' grade in four of 12 games. - Baylor football

12/11/2013 - 2013 JIM PARKER AWARD WINNER: Baylor football senior offensive lineman Cyril Richardson earned the 2013 Jim Parker Award, the Touchdown Club of Columbus announced on Wednesday. The award, named for the late Ohio State football legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Parker, is presented annually to college football's top offensive lineman. Richardson is the first Baylor player to win the award and the fifth player from the Big 12 Conference. This season, Richardson helped Baylor to its first-ever Big 12 championship and a school record 11 wins. Richardson is the leader for an offensive line that blocks for America's top offense. The Bears lead the nation in scoring (53.3) and total offense (624.5). Richardson has also registered a team-leading 83 knockdowns on the year.

With his help the Baylor rushing attack leads the Big 12 with 265.2 yards per game. Richardson was a key blocker for junior running back Lache Seastrunk, who became the first player in school history to record back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons. Richardson has also aided in keeping quarterback Bryce Petty protected in 2013. The Bears have surrendered only 20 sacks on the year. With protection Petty has gone on to earn Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press and the league's coaches, while throwing for 320.3 yards per game and 30 touchdowns. Richardson was recognized as an All-Big 12 first-team player by the Associated Press and the league's coaches. The Big 12 Conference coaches also honored him as the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year for a second straight season as well. He is a finalist for the Outland Trophy, which will announce its winner on Thursday night at the Home Depot College Football Awards in Orlando, Fla. - Big 12 football

12/11/2013 - 2013 BIG 12 OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Cyril Richardson, Baylor, Sr, Fort Worth, Texas...Senior offensive lineman Cyril Richardson was named Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year for the second straight season, marking the first time a Big 12 player has accomplished the feat - no player has ever earned the honor twice, let alone in back-to-back seasons. An All-Big 12 First Team selection for the second consecutive season, Richardson has led Baylor in knockdowns in 11 of 12 games for a team-high total of 83 knockdowns and has earned a team-high season coaches' grade of 89 percent as he led the team in coaches' grade in four of 12 games. - Baylor football

10/27/2013 - Baylor fifth in both major polls...The top four teams in both major polls, released Sunday, stayed the same, but Baylor climbed to No. 5 in the Associated Press media poll. Alabama (8-0), Oregon (8-0), Florida State (7-0) and Ohio State (8-0) still make up the top four teams in the AP and USA Today coaches polls. In the AP poll, the Crimson Tide received 55 first-place votes, the Ducks got three votes and the Seminoles the remaining two. In the coaches poll, Alabama earned 55 first-place votes while Oregon received the remaining six votes.

Baylor (7-0) beat Kansas 59-14 and moved up a spot in the AP poll after Missouri took its first loss. The Bears stayed at No. 5 in the coaches poll. Missouri, fifth last week in the AP poll and seventh in the coaches poll, dropped to No. 10 in both polls, after losing 27-24 to South Carolina. South Carolina moved up from 20th to No. 14 in the AP poll and to No. 16 in the coaches poll. Virginia Tech and Nebraska fell out of both polls. They were replaced by No. 24 Michigan State in both polls. Arizona State occupies the No. 25 spot in the AP poll and Notre Dame is 25th in the coaches poll. - The Sports Xchange

09/07/2013 - ROB RANG'S 09/06/13 TOP 32 2014 DRAFT PROSPECTS: 18. Cyril Richardson, OG, Baylor (6-5, 335): A dominating drive blocker who projects best at guard but spent the entire 2011 season protecting Robert Griffin III at left tackle, Richardson is massive, powerful and surprisingly athletic. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/31/2013 - ROB RANG'S 08/30/13 BIG BOARD: 18. OG Cyril Richardson, Baylor (6-5, 335, 5.27) -- A dominating drive blocker who projects best at guard but spent the entire 2011 season protecting Robert Griffin III at left tackle, Richardson is massive, powerful and shockingly athletic. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/27/2013 - GRADING CBSSPORTS.COM'S ALL-AMERICA TEAM AS NFL PROSPECTS: OG Cyril Richardson, Baylor (6-5, 335, Sr.)...A massive athlete with an appetite for pancakes (we mean blocks, of course), Richardson is the quintessential mauler of the 2014 draft class. Light enough on his feet to serve as Robert Griffin III's blindside tackle in 2011, Richardson's NFL future lies on the inside as a drive blocker in a power-based scheme. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/11/2013 - TOP BAYLOR PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. OG Cyril Richardson (6-5, 335, 5.27)...Arguably the best senior interior line prospect in the nation, Richardson's combination of power and athleticism makes him a legitimate contender to sneak into that first round next April. After starting a handful of games at guard as a freshman, he was RGIII's left tackle in 2011 before moving back inside to guard last season where he was voted the top lineman in the conference by Big 12 coaches. Richardson has the natural frame, girth and wingspan to engulf defenders and plow run lanes with his body strength. He carries his weight well for blocker in the 330-340 pound range, using his light feet to pull, seal and get to the second level to spring big runs.

Richardson needs to show the same grit and determination on every snap, but when he flashes his aggressive nature, he can control rushers and take them out of the play. He needs to improve his hand quickness and placement off the snap and can be slow with his eyes to react initially, but he recovers well and uses angles with his wide base to latch-and-drive. Richardson will be blocking for a new quarterback and a healthy stable of running backs led by Lache Seastrunk in 2013 so he'll have every opportunity to cement his NFL value as a top-40 draft pick. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

07/22/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): OL Cyril Richardson, Baylor, Sr/3L, Fort Worth, Texas,...Richardson is one of two players in the conference who repeated as a preseason All-Big 12 selection after also earning postseason recognition on the All-Big 12 first team a season ago. The senior from Fort Worth, Texas, was the 2012 Big 12 Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year and earned a spot on the AP All-American second team. - Baylor football

07/17/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Cyril Richardson, Baylor, G...In total, the watch list for the Outland Trophy includes 75 players with 25 offensive tackles, 20 offensive guards, 11 centers and 19 defensive tackles represented. Richardson is one of 10 Big 12 players on the list and one of three offensive guards from the league. After earning a spot on the Outland Trophy watch list in 2012, Richardson went on to start 12 of 13 games for Baylor as part of an offensive line that led the Big 12 in rushing (231.7 ypg) and finished second nationally in total offense (572.2 ypg).

Richardson, a Fort Worth, Texas, native, received second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press and SI.com, while being named a unanimous All-Big 12 first-team selection. He was also tabbed the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year by the league's coaches. During the season, Richardson posted a team-best average coaches grade of 89.8 percent and team-high 105 knockdowns. He graded out at 90 percent or higher in each of the final six games and reached a 90 percent-plus grade and 9-plus knockdowns in the final five games. Overall, Richardson led the team in knockdowns in 10 of 13 games.

Last season, Richardson moved back to offensive guard, after playing 2011 at the left tackle position. In that season, he earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors after starting all 13 games. Richardson guarded the quarterback's blind side for an offensive line that ranked second nationally in total offense, fourth in passing offense and 10th in rushing offense. - Baylor football

07/17/2013 - 2013 LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: G Cyril Richardson, Baylor...Richardson, a Fort Worth, Texas, native, received second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press and SI.com, while being named a unanimous All-Big 12 first-team selection. He was also tabbed the Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year by the league's coaches. During the season, Richardson posted a team-best average coaches grade of 89.8 percent and team-high 105 knockdowns. He graded out at 90 percent or higher in each of the final six games and reached a 90 percent-plus grade and 9-plus knockdowns in the final five games. - Baylor football

 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Bills picks: Round 5/153 -- Cyril Richardson, G, 6-5, 343, Baylor...He had weight issues his senior year that prevented him from being a much higher pick. Was the leader of a line that blocked for the NCAA's top offense, which averaged 52 points per game. He was a finalist for the Outland Trophy, but some scouts said he lacked good movement and could be beaten by faster pass rushers up the middle. At left guard he was credited with 83 knockdown blocks. As a child, his family was displaced by Hurricane Katrina and they wound up in Fort Worth, Tex. - The Sports Xchange
 

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