Sep 1, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes wide receiver Paul Richardson (6) avoids the tackle of Colorado State Rams linebacker Aaron Davis (37) during in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Buffaloes defeated the Rams 41-27. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
HEIGHT: 6-0 WEIGHT: 175
40: 4.33 3-CONE: 6.98 VERTICAL: 38
Rob Rang’s comparison: Emmanuel Sanders, Pittsburgh Steelers – Some will compare Richardson to Sanders’ more established teammate Antonio Brown. Until Richardson (and Sanders) catch the ball with more consistency, however, each is likelier to earn more of a complementary role in the NFL despite natural playmaking ability.
Robinson may be on the small end for John Dorsey but he has the elite speed and athleticism the team lacks at skill positions. Robinson is unpolished, as described by Rang in his comparison, and brings with him some durability concerns. The combination of all of this likely means he’d be the third choice of the three guys on this particular list.
This doesn’t mean he wouldn’t bring a lot to the table for the Chiefs. In a lot of ways, Richardson has a similar report to Odell Beckham with the big difference being Beckham is 25 pounds heavier. Both have a hard time catching the ball consistently, both lack idea size, and both are dynamic with the ball in their hands in space. Richardson in some way is Beckham-lite when it comes to draft comparisons.
Of course Beckham is the better prospect, don’t get me wrong. However, if you’re looking for a Beckham type of receiver, you could do worse than Robinson.