NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Colorado State C Weston Richburg
|04.04.14 at 10:03 am ET|
WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one in a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’s time for the Patriots to make a selection.
School: Colorado State
Weight: 298 pounds
Achievements: 2013 Mountain West first team, 2012, Mountain West honorable mention, 2011 Mountain West second team, 2010 Mountain West honorable mention
What he brings: Richburg, a two-time captain at Colorado State, has solid initial quickness and is a durable player. He helped the 2013 Rams to the most prolific scoring offense in school history with a school-record 470.8 yards per game. The knock on Richburg is that he lacks athleticism and ideal size. He helped his cause with a solid showing at the Senior Bowl and is considered by many to be the top center in the draft.
Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 2-3
Notes: Richburg was a quarterback and a linebacker as a freshman in high school before growing out of those positions and into his role as an offensive lineman. While at Colorado State, Richburg started in 50 consecutive games over the course of four years — a school record. … Richburg, who redshirted his first year at Colorado State, completed his degree in animal science last summer and started a second degree during his final season with the Rams.
USA Today: Weston Richburg is the center of attention
Video: Here is a video highlighting Richburg’s performance in a game against Alabama