NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown made it clear before the 2012 NFL Draft that he would prefer if the Cleveland Browns did not select former Alabama running back Trent Richardson with the third pick overall.
Now that Richardson is in Cleveland and participating in organized team activities, the NFL legend decided to poke at the former Heisman Trophy candidate again.
"I think the kid is a good working back, and if you've got everything else around him he can play his role," Brown said in an interview with WKNR radio in Cleveland. "But when it comes to outstanding, I don't see anything outstanding about him. It's not said in a cruel manner. He's very efficient, and that's what you want."
"I'm not trying to be mean. There are certain people you look at and there's something special about them. I don't see it."
Brown had some positive things to say, complimenting Richardson's strength. He wasn't too big on Trent's speed.
"But you're not going to make it with strength and ordinary speed and quickness," Brown said. "I don't think it's even an issue. When you deal with Richardson, he comes out of that Alabama mold. He'll work hard for you, and he's kind of an all-around back. But if you look at Cleveland, I would have gotten me a couple of receivers."