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RB Trent Richardson thinks he has a chance to go to the Hall of Fame

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Baltimore Ravens running back Trent Richardson has had a rough start to his NFL career. After being selected with the third overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft, Richardson had a promising rookie season rushing for over 1,000 yards. However, in the middle of the 2013 season, he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for a first- round pick and never lived up to the trade and the Colts released him two seasons later.

Then, Richardson had a short stint with the Oakland Raiders and he was released shortly. Ever since then, Richardson has tried to re-charge his NFL career and the Ravens are giving him a chance to live up to his potential this offseason. Richardson is in good spirits, he looks like he is in shape and his confidence is high these days. His confidence is high enough to see himself enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

"Putting on a yellow jacket," noted Richardson via CSNMidAtlantic.com."People wrote him off, he came back and did some amazing things. He always had the pedigree. He just had to get back to the guy that we know."

Now, Richardson has been criticized and made fun of for these comments over social media and I don't quite understand it. Was there a rule in place that said Richardson is not allowed to have confidence in himself? What was he supposed to say? That he has no chance of making it to the hall of fame? The Ravens organization certainly wouldn't like to hear an answer that reeked of low self-esteem.

It is good that Richardson has that mindset because he certainly needs to give it his all. The NFL is a league that doesn't wait long for running backs to develop. There is a belief around the league that running backs are a dime a dozen (That is certainly up for debate) so. in turn, some running backs have a short career. Richarson has a chance to re-write history and change the minds of a lot of front office executives around the league.