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Will Richardson | Tackle

Team: North Carolina State Wolfpack
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 322

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Jaguars selected NC State OT Will Richardson with the No. 129 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.
Richardson (6’6/306) turned pro as a redshirt junior after making 31 starts at right tackle and earning second-team All-ACC in 2017. PFF College credited Richardson with zero sacks allowed on 400 pass-blocking snaps as a senior. Athletic enough with 35th-percentile SPARQ results, Richardson also benefits from lengthy 35 ¼-inch arms. Richardson offers starting-caliber traits for a right tackle or guard, but he carries off-field issues (2017 suspension, 2015 DUI) and wasn’t quite as dominant as he should have been in college. Apr 28 - 1:34 PM

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An anonymous scout believes that NC State T Will Richards could be a 10-year pro."

r. "He wasn’t spectacular but this is what a lot of people are looking for as a right tackle," said the scout. "Not explosive. He could be a 10-year player." Richardson has some off-field issues -- he was suspended for marijuana-related reasons and he also has a DUI -- but he was one of the best tackles in the class according to the analytics. If he doesn't go in the third round on Friday, he should go in the early portion of Day 3.
Apr 27 - 6:12 PM

NC State T Will Richardson admitted his early season suspension was for marijuana-related reasons.

Richardson also has a DUI arrest on his record. He did finish the season strong, starting the final 11 games. A day three selection could be in Richardson's future after he left NC State with another year of eligibility on the table.
Feb 12 - 10:29 AM

NC State redshirt junior T Will Richardson will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Richardson (6'6/303) earned All-ACC second-team honors after the close of the 2017 season. A steady presence in pass blocking, he helped anchor an offensive line which surrendered just 12 sacks for the campaign. As an NFL prospect, a strong evaluating process will be key for Richardson, whom Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline views as a sixth-round selection. He'll also have to answer for some off-field concerns -- the Wolfpack lineman was hit with a two-game suspension for reasons unknown to open the 2017 season and was also arrested on suspicion of DWI in the autumn of 2015.
Jan 12 - 6:42 PM

NC State redshirt junior T Will Richardson has been on the field for all 244 offensive snaps over the past three games.

Richardson (6'6/303) was suspended for the first two games of the season due to an off-field issue from the spring. Since coming back, he has been brilliant. In NC State's last three contests starting at right tackle, the redshirt junior has not allowed a sack or a quarterback hurry -- a huge factor in NC State's 5-1 open to the season. They'll try for their sixth win against Pitt on Saturday.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 07:40:00 PM

NC State redshirt junior T Will Richardson was listed as the starter at left tackle on a depth chart released Monday.

NC State coach Dave Doeren suspended Richardson for two games for an incident that took place in the spring. It isn't the first time that Richardson has run into an off-field issue.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Sep 12, 2017 03:14:00 PM

NC State redshirt freshman T Will Richardson has been suspended indefinitely after his DWI arrest.

Richardson started all eight games at right tackle but could miss the remainder of the season, since NC State's rules call for a semester long suspension for a DWI near campus. NC State's offensive line has played much better this year than last, and Richardson played a crucial piece in that.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 09:27:00 AM