INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Cleveland Browns traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday evening in exchange for the Colts' first-round selection in the 2014 NFL draft.
Richardson was the third round draft pick in 2012 NFL Draft. He has started every game -- 17 total -- for the Browns. He totaled 298 carries for 1,055 yards and 11 touchdowns. He added 58 receptions for 418 yards and one touchdown.
The running back played for the University of Alabama from 2009 to 2011. He helped the school capture two national championships -- in 2009 and 2011.
WISH-TV Countdown to Kickoff Analyst Ken Diger says he likes the move.
"Well he's a complete back, he can play all three downs. Ya know, he's going to be one of those guys who can stay on the field for all three and be inside and outside ya know, he's a great running back and I can't believe Cleveland gave up on him so early. I think it's a great pickup for the Colts and to only give up a first round draft choice, it's a major pickup for them," he says.
Dilger also said he believes that Richardson and Ahmad Bradshaw together could be special. It's a one two punch ya know, Bradshaw had a great year last year with the giants and uh, hasn't shown what he's truly about this year yet. But ya know, for the next ya know five to 10 years Trent Richardson should be a great running-back for us and to have the first pick and the third pick of last year's draft coming in to this backfield, it's going to solidify that backfield for a good while to come," Dilger said.
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