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Decamerion Richardson
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Decamerion Richardson, CB (Round 4)

If 2023 fourth-round pick Jakorian Bennett doesn't improve upon a lackluster rookie campaign, he'll have his job snatched by a fourth-round pick from this year in Decamerion Richardson. The Mississippi State product comes into the league offering a tantalizing build and skill set.

He may have lasted until the fourth round, but some of Richardson's traits speak much higher of his ability. Standing 6-foot-2, Richardson possesses great size for the cornerback position. And even at his size, he was able to run a blazing 4.34 40-yard dash at the Combine. All in all, Richardson totaled the no. 1 overall athleticism score at the Combine, among cornerbacks, according to NFL Media's Lance Zierlein.

One of his best traits comes when defending 50/50 balls, as he makes it extremely difficult on receivers to come up with those. He's also a highly-active player, coming up with 164 tackles over the past two seasons.

In coverage, generally-speaking, Richardson needs some refinement. He could afford a bit more patience and polishing up his footwork. But, his physical characteristics have the makings of a formidable, starting cornerback in the NFL. If he can improve and take coaching over the summer, Richardson definitely has a shot at taking over the starting job, sending Bennett to the bench.