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2012 NFL Draft Results: Trent Richardson Goes To Cleveland Browns With No. 3 Overall Pick

With the 3rd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns have selected Trent Richardson, a running back from the Alabama Crimson Tide. These NFL Draft 2012 results bear out the projection for Richardson, who was seen as the top running back in this year’s class of draftees.

Richardson is known for his incredible strength, making him extremely difficult to take down and putting him in the mold of a Marshawn Lynch. He has a lot of field awareness and patience and is adaptable to unexpected situations that arise during plays.

NFL Draft Tracker via Sports Illustrated

The Cleveland Browns' next pick is the 22nd overall pick. Roughly an hour before the draft, the Cleveland Browns executed a trade with the Minnesota Vikings, swapping their first round picks and then giving Minnesota their fourth, fifth and seventh round picks, as well.

For more on the 2012 NFL Draft, visit SB Nation Cleveland's Draft stream. For a complete list of 2012 NFL Draft results as they happen, visit For more on the Alabama Crimson Tide, visit Roll Bama Roll. For even more comprehensive coverage of the NFL Draft, visit Mocking The Draft.

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