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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.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 15 - 9:53 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.
Apr 10 - 4:30 PM

Colorado State edge player Shaquill Barrett visited the Titans recently.

The Titans will definitely be interested in stand up pass rushers, and Barrett has experience on the edge in a two point stance. Barrett is one of the more flexible rushers in this draft, bending at the waist to turn the corner, but he lacks burst to take advantage of that space.
Apr 8 - 11:11 AM

Colorado State TE Crockett Gilmore visited the Patriots last week, reports draft insider Tony Pauline.

Gilmore could be a good depth fit who the New England staff could get creative with almost immediately. He's huge (6-foot-6, 255 pounds), can move (4.78 forty), and is a lauded blocker. In fact, Pauline last month reported that some people think he'll eventually grow into becoming an offensive tackle. The former defensive end caught 107 passes for 1,264 yards and eight touchdowns over three seasons with the Rams.
Apr 6 - 5:21 PM

Colorado State edge rusher Shaquil Barrett visited the Titans this week.

Barrett has great bend and flexibility on the edge, but the question is if he has the upfield burst and closing speed to take advantage of it. He has experience in both a three and two point stance.
Apr 4 - 2:11 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.
Mar 25 - 11:49 PM

NFL.com'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.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 13 - 4:23 PM

Colorado State TE Crockett Gilmore is moving up draft boards, writes draft insider Tony Pauline.

Gilmore collected a solid 4.78 in the forty during Colorado State's pro day, but he didn't have a chance to build on that performance because he pulled his hamstring and was forced to sit out the rest of the day. Gilmore (6-foot-6, 255 pounds) "projects as a third tight end at the next level and some feel he will eventually grow into an offensive tackle," writes Pauline. The former defensive end caught 107 passes for 1,264 yards and eight touchdowns over three seasons with the Rams.
Mar 12 - 6:55 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.
Feb 22 - 3:52 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.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 20 - 6:00 PM

NFL.com'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.
Feb 11 - 12:40 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.
Source: YouTube.com
Feb 4 - 10:12 PM

Colorado State senior edge rusher Shaquil Barrett was not invited to the Combine.

Barrett did attend the East-West Shrine game. Some draft evaluators have brought his name up in conversation, but we think he offers little more than flexibility and bend around the edge. Barrett needs to take advantage of the separation he creates.
Jan 30 - 3:05 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.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 27 - 8:17 PM

Colorado State TE Crockett Gilmore had a Senior Bowl-high five catches, 61 receiving yards and scored the first touchdown of the game.

Gilmore (6-foot-6, 255 pounds) barely practiced at all during the week because he was a late addition due to injuries on the roster. It didn't matter, as he left the game as one of its offensive stars. The former defensive end caught 107 passes for 1,264 yards and eight touchdowns over three seasons with the Rams.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 27 - 7:29 PM


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