Player Page

Cyril Richardson | Guard

Team: Baylor Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/27/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 335

Latest News

Recent News

Bills selected Baylor G Cyril Richardson with the No. 153 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Richardson (6-foot-4 1/2, 329) made 42 starts for the Bears, earning Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year in both 2012 and 2013. He played guard as a freshman, left tackle as a sophomore, and left guard as a junior and senior. Richardson measured in with lengthy 34 5/8-inch arms at the Combine, running 5.36 with a sub-par 7-foot-7 broad jump. Despite a decorated career, Richardson spent too much time on the ground in college and has struggled to keep his weight in check. He has pass-protection limitations and is best suited to drive block in a power scheme. Sat, May 10, 2014 03:00:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein has heard a wide range of opinions on Baylor G Cyril Richardson from a number of NFL coaches.

Zierlein notes those opinions range from late first-round to the sixth-round. Late first-round is, in a word, crazy talk. Richardson is best in a straight-line and gets far too narrow, leading to losses when losing balance versus a strong punch or counter moves. This is why the draft process is so difficult to project: variance in opinions.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 09:57:00 AM

Baylor G Cyril Richardson ran an official 5.36-second 40-yard dash at the combine on Saturday.

Richardson's broad jump was 7'7", he did 25 reps on the bench and he posted two separate times of 1.82 seconds in the 10-yard split. The mauler was expected to show a stiff frame in workouts, and he did. He's a straight-line blocker who doesn't have great balance but can drive lineman into linebackers in the run game. Expect him to go in the middle rounds to a team that still favors a bruising ground game.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 04:09:00 PM

Former NFL exec Greg Gabriel believes Baylor G Cyril Richardson has talent, but he must lose weight in order to reach that potential.

"If he can get his weight down to about 320, he has a chance to be a starter in the NFL," Gabriel writes. "Right now, I see him as a mid-round pick." Richardson was asked to be a straight-line blocker at Baylor, but we think he struggles mightily when forced to move laterally or mirror counter moves. He lacks balance and loses once twisted after engaging.
Mon, Feb 3, 2014 10:36:00 AM

Despite tabbing Baylor senior G Cyril Richardson (along with RB Lache Seastrunk) one of "the top two prospects on the field for the Bears,"'s Albert Breer calls Richardson "a bit of a polarizing player."

"He doesn't have a ton to prove; he kind of is what he is," one AFC area scout said of Richardson. "He just needs to play consistent football against a highly ranked team, and I'd like to see consistency when he's asked to play in space." One AFC college scouting director said the 6-5, 340-pound mauler was "so overrated" due to poor athleticism. Richardson has a powerful base in pass protection and is a road-grader in the running game. He'll be taken in the first two days of the draft.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 04:43:00 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah considers Baylor senior G Cyril Richardson one of the most physical players in college football.

Jeremiah's list of the most physical collegiate athletes also includes Florida OG Jon Halapio, Notre Dame DT Louis Nix III, Georgia RB Todd Gurley and Stanford DE Ben Gardner and OLB Trent Murphy. Jeremiah notes that Richardson's aggression doesn't neatly fit the "finesse" label that has been slapped on Baylor's offense: "He weighs more than 340 pounds and uses that size and power to maul defenders in the run game. He has unbelievably strong hands to torque and turn defenders at the point of attack. He also does a nice job of running his feet after his initial contact, which allows him to create a lot of movement at the line of scrimmage. He has a very firm, powerful base in pass protection."
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 04:00:00 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah called Baylor senior G Cyril Richardson a "mauler."

"6'4 1/2, 335 lbs and he can create some serious movement at the point of attack," Jeremiah tweeted. Baylor runs a fast paced and spaced out offense, but Richardson is able to consistently accomplish his assignment. We have started to liken his ability to former Kentucky interior offensive lineman Larry Warford.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 09:52:00 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler thinks Baylor senior G Cyril Richardson can cement a top 40 pick with a strong 2013.

Brugler calls Richardson "arguably the best senior interior line prospect in the nation" due to his "combination of power and athleticism." The draft analyst even suggests Richardson could sneak into the first-round. Since the Baylor blocker will be leading the way for highly touted running back Lache Seastrunk, Richardson will have plenty of eyes evaluating his game.
Source: CBS Sports
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 09:17:00 AM

Baylor G Cyril Richardson tops analyst Gil Brandt's list of senior interior offensive linemen.

Miss State guard Gabe Jackson, Nebraska guard Spencer Long, Tennessee center James Stone, and Florida State center Bryan Stork round out the top five. Richardson and Jackson both considered entering last year's class, however, this senior crop is unlikely to match up with 2013's, which included Chance Warmack, Jonathan Cooper, and Kyle Long.
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 01:24:00 PM