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2014 NFL Draft: Guard Prospects You Should Know

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In this series of articles, I will be picking one position group each week from which I will be choosing four players to evaluate.  There will be three that you’ve probably heard of, and one that you probably haven’t. Please enjoy and I look forward to reading your comments.

Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Cyril Richardson – 6’5 335lbs – Baylor

Cyril Richardson has played both guard and tackle during his tenure at Baylor. He played left tackle in 2011 blocking for Robert Griffin III but has since been moved back to guard for this year. Richardson is blocking for two elite running backs in Lache Seastrunk and Glasco Martin and if they have a good year, it will be due in large part to Richardson. He is a prototypical mauler with his massive body and surprising athleticism. Last year was a very special year for guards in the NFL Draft, and if there is anyone even close to the level of Jonathan Cooper and Chance Warmack, it’s Richardson. In 2012, he was voted the Big 12 Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year and secured a spot on the AP All-American second team recording a team high 105 knockdown blocks. Richardson may be the only guard to creep into the first round as a late pick, but will more likely be an early second round choice.

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