After much debate on whether Georgia’s Todd Gurley would be the first running back snagged in the 2015 NFL draft, it turns out that’s exactly what happened when the St. Louis Rams made the surprising pick at 10th overall on Thursday night.
Gurley, who was one of the biggest injury question marks heading into the draft, is considered a generational talent at running back.
The 20 year-old suffered an ACL injury back in November. He also had an ankle injury in 2013 that caused him to miss three games. According to the NFL.com Draft Analysis, this was one of his biggest weaknesses.
Putting the weaknesses aside, Gurley was the second freshman to rush for 1,000 yards in Georgia history back in 2012. He also set a Georgia freshman record with 17 rushing touchdowns.
He finished as a Bulldog with 3,285 yards and 42 touchdowns.
In terms of this selection from the Rams perspective, it’s extremely surprising. The team picked up Tre Mason in the draft last year. Many figured Mason was the Rams running back of the future.
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