Boston Media Tout Patriots Pick, Former Bulldog Jordan Richards
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A defensive back, Richards was taken as the 64 pick overall by the Pats. He goes to the NFL as a first-team All-Pac-12 player and a recipient of National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award.
At 22, Richards is considered by many as one of Folsom High's best players ever. He led the team to the 2010 CIF State Division II championship, and Bulldog coach Troy Taylor has said Richards is “the best high school leader (he’s) ever been around.”
According to a report on BostonHerald.com, Richards should fit right in with legendary Patriots Coach Bill Belichick.
The Herald said of Richards:
Team captain. Defensive leader. Super smart. Great three-cone drill and short-shuttle times. Comes from a football family (his father played at Tufts in the 1970s). Plays special teams. Loves the game."