2012 NFL Draft: Browns Could Be The Favorites For Trent Richardson

It has been known for some time now that the Cleveland Browns are very interested in former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trent Richardson. With the 2012 NFL Draft just a week away, the consensus opinion appears to be that Richardson will be selected by the Browns in the first round, as the No. 4 overall pick.

According to Jim Corbett of USA Today, lead NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock is among the experts who feels that Richardson to the Browns is a near lock.

Mayock feels strongly the Cleveland Browns will select Alabama running back Trent Richardson, and not Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill. "Cleveland's going to have a hard time passing on Richardson at No. 4.'' Mayock said.

Richardson could potentially transform an offense by adding a strong running game and seems like less of an inherent gamble than selecting Tannehill might be.

For all news and information regarding Trent Richardson and the Alabama Crimson Tide, please visit Roll Bama Roll. For updates on the Cleveland Browns, head on over to Dawgs by Nature. For lots more on the 2012 NFL Draft, please visit Mocking the Draft or check out SB Nation's dedicated draft hub.

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