Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson is holding his football camp in Strongsville this weekend, but when he wasn’t leading drills or speaking to the kids in attendance, he was showing his excitement for the upcoming season and beyond.
The Akron Beacon Journal’s Nate Ulrich tweeted that Richardson “thinks [the] rookie class can turn [the] franchise around,” which, after the recent acquisition of wide receiver Josh Gordon, seems even more like a possibility.
Richardson also spoke about Gordon, expressing his excitement to see him on the team.
“We can’t wait to get him out there. I know he’s gonna [make] a big impact on our offense,” he said.
Richardson’s belief that this rookie class can make the Browns relevant once again isn’t absurd by any means. With a completely overhauled offense (Richardson, quarterback Brandon Weeden, right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, and wide receivers Travis Benjamin and Josh Gordon), the team has a chance to put its worst years behind it.
However, while every team wants to see every rookie pan out, that’s just not the case. The Browns are bound to have drafted a bust or two in this most recent class, but one has to hope that number remains limited. If that happens, Richardson’s prediction may very well end up being correct.