Already losing RB Vick Ballard, TE Dwayne Allen and G Donald Thomas, the Indianapolis Colts are on the search for new talent to fill in the holes they left behind. Ever since the news of Ballard's move to IR, the Colts have been looking to trade for a running back that can aid the Colts' struggling offense.
According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, that man happens to be Trent Richardson. On Wednesday, news broke that the Colts have traded their first pick of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Cleveland Browns for Richardson.
Richardson was the first running back drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, just behind Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III. Prior to playing in Cleveland, the young running back played for Alabama.
During his rookie season, Richardson rushed 276 times for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Browns. He also had 51 receptions for 367 yards and an additional touchdown.
During Richardson's last year in Alabama, he rushed for 1,679 yards and 21 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide.
Richardson has been known to be a great pass-blocker, something the Colts need in their new running back after losing three players skilled at pass protection.