Originally Posted by Wolf6151
I like Richardson and have to agree with BL here, he's the real deal. I think Richardson will be a stud in the NFL if he goes to the right team. The short shelf life of an RB in the NFL is what hurts them all and why so many of them fall in the draft. Any RB drafted early should sign a short first contract so that they can reach FA as soon as possible to make the big money.
Even if they sign a 3 year deal, they will still be a restricted free agent until they accumulate 4 years. 4 years is the usual amount now with the new wage scaling, which seems appropriate. Signing anything beyond that is just giving away money.