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Weston Richburg | Center

Team: Colorado State Rams
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 297

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Giants selected C Weston Richburg with the No. 43 overall pick in the NFL draft.
Richburg (6-foot-3 1/4, 298) set CSU's all-time record for starts (50), making two at tackle, three at guard, and the other 45 at center. He was a first-team All-Mountain West pick as a senior. A fine athlete (5.10 forty, 25 1/2-inch vertical) for the position, Richburg is a relatively long-armed (33 3/8") pivot with plus movement skills for zone blocking. Due to modest size and strength, he could be overwhelmed if asked to power block frequently early in his career. New Giants OC Ben McAdoo comes from Green Bay, where they ran lots of zone, so this is a schematic fit. Richburg will compete with J.D. Walton to start in training camp. Fri, May 9, 2014 08:01:00 PM

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Draft insider Tony Pauline "continue[s] to hear" Colorado State C Weston Richburg connected to the Broncos.

Richburg has been discussed as a darkhorse first-round pick for a little more than a month, and he fits Denver's prototype, so nobody would be surprised if Richburg's name was announced at No. 31. Richburg (6-foot-3, 298 pounds), who started 50 games at CSU, is considered by many the draft's best C prospect. Speaking of the No. 31 pick, Pauline added: "Several general managers feel Demarcus Lawrence could be the pick; doesn’t make sense to me but who am I to argue?"
Thu, May 8, 2014 07:39:00 PM

Colorado State C Weston Richburg had a pre-draft visit with the Cardinals last week.

Richburg (6-foot-3, 298 pounds), who started 50 games at CSU, is perhaps the draft's best C prospect. Arizona doesn't appear to be a neat fit, but it doesn't hurt to perform due diligence. The Cardinals signed free-agent Ted Larsen to back up Lyle Sendlein. In addition, the club's No. 20 pick might be just a little too early to pick Richburg, while the 20th selection in the second round (52nd overall) will be too late.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 11:32:00 PM

Draft insider Tony Pauline reports that he's been "told" Colorado State C Weston Richburg could be a "surprise" first-rounder.

Richburg is considered a Day 2 prospect, but he's also considered the best prospect in a shallow center class. Ignore Pauline at your own peril, as he essentially had an identical report about Travis Frederick last April (Dallas selected him at No. 31). If the Rams' anchor is going in the first, Pauline believes the Packers, Patriots, and Broncos are possibilities.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Colorado State C Weston Richburg has been put through "many private workouts" by the Patriots, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Reiss believes Richburg's brains ("He made the line calls and has good football intelligence"), versatility (he played C, G and T in college), fit ("He appears to fit best in a zone-blocking scheme, which is what the Patriots primarily utilize") and leadership (two-time captain) will appeal to New England. Ryan Wendell got a two-year deal in March, so it's not clear if the Pats would invest the Day 2 pick that would be required to secure Richburg.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 09:53:00 PM

Patriots OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo is working out Colorado State C Weston Richburg, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Richburg is a name to keep in mind in the very later parts of the first-round and early second-round picks. Most teams will have him listed as the top prospect at the position, and the center class looks shallow.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Former NFL scout John Middlekauff believes Colorado State C Weston Richburg's game compares to Eagles C Jason Kelce coming out of college.

"Richburgs game reminds me of Eagles center Jason Kelce coming out - Kelce little better athlete, Richburg a little bigger," Middlekauff tweeted. Middlekauff also mentioned in another tweet that Richburg "has 10 year pro written all over him" and that he could be a "steal in the middle rounds." Richburg started 50 consecutive games at CSU and never missed a game, and is projected to go in the second or third round of the draft.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 11:49:00 PM's Gil Brandt believes Colorado State C Weston Richburg is the next Alex Mack.

"He’ll be your starting center for the next 10 years," Brandt added. Bengals tight end coach Jonathan Hayes put Richburg, who stood with his Combine results, through a workout. No one has claimed the top center spot in this year's class, but expect Richburg and USC's Marcus Martin to be mentioned as the leading two.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 04:23:00 PM

Colorado State C Weston Richburg's 5.07 unofficial 40-time was the fastest amongst center prospects at the combine.

Richburg beat out Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard, who ran a 5.09. The former Rams' star measured in at 6-foot-3 and 298 pounds on Thursday. We aren't surprised at the rate he rumbled down the track, as the 2013 first-team All-MWC selection has the athletic ability you'd expect from a former QB and LB. Between his work at exhibitions, interviews, and today's performance, Richburg has better than a puncher's chance to be the first center selected in May.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 03:52:00 PM

Colorado State C Weston Richburg measured in at 6-foot-3 and 298 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.

The 2013 first-team All-MWC selection has the smarts and athletic ability that you'd expect out of a kid that played -- and outgrew -- QB and LB in high school. Because of his lauded makeup, Richburg's absolute downside of heady career backup is higher than most of his contemporaries (and aids his draft stock accordingly). Richburg has been impressing evaluators since the season ended and he might just work his way into the second round, especially if he can employ his diction to convince an OL coach that he can also handle the guard positions.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014 06:00:00 PM's Daniel Jeremiah revealed Colorado State C Weston Richburg barely missed his top-50 prospects rankings.

"However, I am still a card carrying member of the Weston Richburg fan club," Jeremiah tweeted. No interior offensive linemen made Jeremiah's rankings despite seven offensive tackles cracking the top-50. Our own Josh Norris ranked Richburg as the top center at the Senior Bowl.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014 12:40:00 PM

Reese's Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage believes that Colorado State senior C Weston Richburg "really helped himself" at the Senior Bowl.

"When I went back and watched the tape, excellent hand positioning, good knee bend, he's strong in terms of anchoring the pocket," Savage said. "I thought he definitely emerged as one of the better interior lineman for the North." CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote last month that Richburg is gaining on Arkansas' Travis Swanson as the nation's top center prospect.
Tue, Feb 4, 2014 10:12:00 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes that Colorado State senior C Weston Richburg's stock is "rising quickly."

Rang concedes that Arkansas' Travis Swanson is the nation's top center prospect, but Richburg is gaining ground. Teams in need of a center will certainly investigate Richburg's tape with fervor in the coming months. "Richburg showed the anchor to handle powerful bull-rushers, as well as impressive agility in getting to the second level," Rang wrote.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 08:17:00 PM

Colorado State will play Washington State will play in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.

Colorado State has a few prospects in center Weston Richburg, tight end Crockett Gillmore and buck linebacker Shaquil Barnett. Washington State will deploy senior safety Deone Bucannon.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 11:15:00 AM

Colorado State C Weston Richburg will attend the Senior Bowl.

Richburg generated quite a bit of praise leading up to his final season, and teams in need of a center will certainly be reviewing his season despite the Rams average squad. He reportedly earned a fifth-round grade form the draft advisory board last year.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 09:39:00 AM