Draft Scout Snapshot: The Browns went into the draft with the mission of reshaping their offense and that is exactly what they did by taking running back Trent Richardson third, quarterback Brandon Weeden 22nd, right tackle Mitchell Schwartz 37th and wide receiver Travis Benjamin 100th overall with their fifth pick of the draft. Coach Pat Shurmur will be disappointed if the first three picks don't start. The Browns needed a cornerback but didn't get one until the 245th pick. Instead they drafted two linebackers plus two more defensive linemen after signing two linemen in free agency. BEST PICK: Running back Trent Richardson: When Mike Holmgren took the Seahawks to the Super Bowl in the 2005 season, Shaun Alexander rushed for 1,880 yards and 27 touchdowns. Richardson could be that guy for the Browns. He knocks would-be tacklers over and can catch out of the backfield. He is an excellent pass blocker. - The Sports Xchange
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01/02/13 - RB Trent Richardson missed the final game with an ankle injury. He will not require surgery. His bigger concern is two broken ribs. Doctors told him with rest he should be fine in about a month.
12/31/12 - RB Trent Richardson said he played much of the season with two broken ribs, an interesting claim that would explain some of Richardson's tentativeness as the season progressed.
The Browns never revealed that Richardson had broken ribs, but did list him on the injury report with a rib injury. Apparently he injured the ribs in the team's win over Cincinnati on Oct. 14.
Richardson finished his rookie season with 950 yards, but averaged a mere 3.6 yards per carry and was overshadowed by rookies Alfred Morris of Washington and Doug Martin of Tampa Bay.
The injury severely limited Richardson in the game after the injury, but he had consecutive 100-yard games the next two weeks against the Chargers and Ravens.
12/28/12 - RB Trent Richardson has not practiced all week after injuring his ankle in the loss to Denver. Richardson was hurt trying to pass protect in the final series, and was very concerned since he had to have his ankle surgically repaired in high school. The longer the season goes, the more dismally it goes for a back taken third overall in last April's draft.
12/26/12 - RB Trent Richardson missed practice with an ankle injury.
12/24/12 - RB Trent Richardson was taken to the locker room on a cart with an ankle injury.