Richard began his career in 2004 playing in seven games, starting two. During his sophomore season, he started all eleven games. In his junior season, Richard started all twelve games and was voted Team Captain. He followed with an All-MAC selection during his senior campaign. He is an experienced three year starter, who is big and strong. He is surprisingly technical sound; he definitely knows where to go. He is able to get quickly off the ball and into his stand, while staying low and maintaining leverage. He has good hands and can bend his knees well, helping him change direction with ease. Richard works as an effective drive blocker, who avoids overextending and who slides laterally well. With good pass protection technique, Richard can pull and trap. Although a scrappy player, he is durable and will play hurt. He is easy to coach and although he has limited athletic ability, Richard will study hard. He does struggle against fast bull rushers, because he is just not instinctive enough. He might need to add lower body strength and must maintain his conditioning. If he does not, he might lacks agility in the second level, because double moves will present a problem for him. He is not the biggest or strongest lineman in his class, but he posses a clear understanding of the game and where he needs to be on any given play. He Played very well at his level, but can he transfer this to the next level? Richard needs refinement, but will be a good value pick in the later rounds and definitely has the ability to develop into a reliable player.