Daryl Richardson Starting To Turn Heads In The NFL
by Nathan Kearns
Since the moment the announcement was made that Steven Jackson would be taking his talents to Atlanta, the proverbial torch was passed to Daryl Richardson. The Rams’ running back position, especially in recent memory, is one looked upon with the highest prestige, marked by NFL greats, like recent Hall-of-Fame inductee, Marshall Faulk, and a potential Hall-of-Famer in Steven Jackson. Even with 2012 second-rounder, Isaiah Pead, on the roster, there was never any doubt the Richardson, a late seventh-round selection, would be the next in line.
However, merely earning the spot does not necessarily earn you respect in the NFL. In modern football, the “necessity” of a dominant running back is arguable, with teams like the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers rarely starting a recognizable players in their backfield, but still regularly ending the season with a Top 5 offense.