The Jacksonville Jaguars waited until the fourth round to draft an offensive lineman, a position most thought the Jaguars would take as high as the 29th overall pick in the first round. Instead, the team ended up with North Carolina State right tackle Will Richardson in the fourth round. Richardson only played right tackle in college, but the Jaguars seem to think he can play inside and both tackle spots and Richardson has indicated he’s open to learning whatever.
“He wasn’t spectacular but this is what a lot of people are looking for as a right tackle. Not explosive. He could be a 10-year player.”
“His shortcomings are his pass protection, his strength (16 reps on the bench) and his body control.”
“Talent-wise, second round. Just makeup. Been suspended. He’s got starting talent.”
These quotes all seem to lineup with most draftnik scouting reports floating around prior to the draft. Even if Richardson ends up a starting right tackle only in his NFL career, that’s good value in the fourth round.