Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Will Richardson

Tackle
School: North Carolina State | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5.5 / 306 | 40: 5.26 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.31
Projected Round
6-7
Bio: 
Three-year starter who was suspended for the first two games of his junior season for a marijuana-related violation but started the final 11 games at left tackle. Started eight games at right tackle in 2016 before being suspended indefinitely for a DWI arrest. Made nine starts on the right side as a redshirt freshman but was suspended for one game after a violation of team rules.
Pos: 
Large right tackle prospect best in a small area. Sets with a wide base, stays square and blocks down well on opponents. Plays to his size, gets his hands into defenders and controls opponents at the point. Strong, easily seals opponents from the action and fights throughout the play. Effective technician with his hands.
Neg: 
Bends at the waist and overextends trying to stop speed rushers. Lacks footwork in space. Struggles to adjust to opponents.
Analysis: 
Richardson is a large, powerful lineman with a good amount of upside and growth potential. He needs work in pass protection, but if he’s focused on football he offers possibilities as a developmental right tackle.