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Cover 2: Colorado WR Paul Richardson & CB Lamarcus Joyner

Posted May 7, 2014

Cover 2 is a daily look at players on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects in the 25 days leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.

The following players who entered the 2014 NFL Draft were ranked in Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 (as of April 1). Click below for a write-up of each duo:

RB Carlos Hyde/RB Bishop Sankey | LB Khalil Mack/TE Eric Ebron | LB Anthony Barr/TE Jace Amaro |
LB C.J. Mosley/TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins | LB Ryan Shazier/LB Chris Borland |
OT Greg Robinson/DE Jadeveon Clowney | OT Jake Matthews/DT Aaron Donald |
OT Taylor Lewan/DT Timmy Jernigan | OT Zack Martin/DT Louis Nix III |
OT Morgan Moses/DT Ra’Shede Hageman | OT Cyrus Kouandjio/DE Kony Ealy |
G Xavier Su’a-Filo/DE Dee Ford | G Brandon Thomas/DE Stephon Tuitt |
QB Teddy Bridgewater/DE Demarcus Lawrence | QB Johnny Manziel/DT Dominique Easley |
QB Blake Bortles/QB Derek Carr | WR Sammy Watkins/CB Justin Gilbert |
WR Mike Evans/FS Calvin Pryor | WR Odell Beckham Jr./FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix |
WR Marqise Lee/CB Darqueze Dennard | WR Kelvin Benjamin/CB Bradley Roby |
WR Brandin Cooks/CB Kyle Fuller | WR Jarvis Landry/CB Jason Verrett |
WR Davante Adams/SS Jimmie Ward | WR Paul Richardson/CB Lamarcus Joyner

Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado, Junior (with a medical redshirt)

College stats: Richardson was named first-team All-Pac-12 in 2013 after starting all 12 games and leading the Buffaloes with 83 receptions, 1,343 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. That production followed a medical redshirt in 2012 that was awarded because of a torn ACL Richardson suffered during a spring practice. Richardson had 39 catches for 555 yards and five touchdowns in 2011, which was highlighted by his 11-catch, 284-yard game against California in which he set a school record for receiving yards in a game and had two TDs. He started four games in 2010 and had 34 catches for 514 yards and six scores.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet; Weight: 175 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.40 seconds (tied for third among WRs); Vertical jump: 38 inches; Broad jump: 10 feet, 4 inches; 3-cone drill: 7.09 seconds 

Jeremiah’s ranking: 44th out of the top 50 prospects


Lamarcus Joyner, CB, Florida State, Senior

College stats: Joyner was twice selected first-team All-ACC (2012-13) and was first-team All-America in 2013 after leading the Seminoles with 5.5 sacks, finishing second with 69 tackles and had two interceptions as a cornerback. Joyner made 27 consecutive starts at safety 2011-12. In 2012, he had 51 tackles and one interception and returned 18 kickoffs 424 yards. In 2011, Joyner had 54 tackles, four interceptions and returned 13 kickoffs 397 yards and was second-team All-ACC. Joyner played in 14 games at cornerback as a freshman and had 23 tackles and returned 16 kickoffs 329 yards.

Combine measurements: Height: 5 feet, 8 inches; Weight: 184 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.55 seconds; Bench press: 14 reps; Vertical jump: 37.5 inches; Broad jump: 10 feet, 4 inches; 3-cone drill: 7.26 seconds; 20-yard shuttle: 4.40 seconds 

Jeremiah’s ranking: 49th out of the top 50 prospects

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