Weston Richburg – Center – Colorado State
Size – 6033 – 300 – 5.10
Strong Points: Four-year starter, two-year co-captain, can run and pass block, uses hands well, plays with strength, used to pull.
Weak Points: More strong than explosive, not a lot of growth potential.
Summation: A fifth-year senior and a four-year starter at Colorado State, Richburg is also a two-time co-captain and a strong vocal leader. Makes all the line calls, has better than adequate size, but not a lot of growth potential.
In the run game Richburg demonstrates good initial quickness. He can get to a block quickly and keeps his feet moving on contact. Plays with strength, but is more strong than explosive. Richburg is a tough, competitive guy who will look to win every battle. He is able to get to the second level (taking good angles) and make a productive block. Is used to pull some and is productive hitting a moving target.
In pass protection Richburg can set quickly and has fast hands with a good punch. Knows how to use his hands and consistently keeps them inside. Has the feet and balance to mirror through moves and is alert for line stunts and blitzes. Has better than adequate knee bend and does a good job anchoring versus bull rushes.
Overall, a very steady and physical player. I can see Richburg eventually becoming a starter in the league. Will have more value if he can also play guard. Should be a solid mid-round pick.
Grade: B 6.6