WATCH: Trent Richardson absolutely trucks some dude in his second CFL game
The former first-round pick is looking kind of sharp in the Canadian Football League
Richardson initially didn't want to play in the Canadian Football League because of concerns about having to spend two years north of the border. But he eventually changed his mind and
And to our surprise -- and probably yours too -- he is out there laying wood on dudes in only his second game with the Roughriders.
Watching Richardson in college, it was hard to fathom he would fall this far this fast. He was the SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 and helped Alabama to win a pair of national titles, including the 2011 season, when he ran for 1,679 yards on just 283 carries.
The Browns traded up in the 2012 NFL Draft to grab Richardson No. 3 overall behind only Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III; he actually almost produced a 1,000-yard season in his rookie season, running for 950 yards. Richardson only averaged 3.6 yards per carry, though, and people were clearly concerned, with Cleveland. At the time it was .
Richardson would flounder in Indianapolis, one of many questionable moves that led to ex-GM Ryan Grigson's eventual dismissal.
At one point during the 2016 offseason, NFL career. But it never happened, even with Richardson having some teams kick tires on him.. Some people thought he might be able to put it all together and try to rejuvenate his
Now he's in Canada, but the good news is he wouldn't be the first player to ever make a comeback by flowing north. Plus, he appears to be at least running with some newfound energy and looking half decent.
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