Nov 15, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) walks off of the field with training staff after getting a knee injury in the fourth quarter of their game against the Auburn Tigers at Sanford Stadium. Georgia won 34-7. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
5. RB Todd Gurley III, Georgia
Todd Gurley has tremendous upside. I compare his ability to make linebackers miss to Barry Sanders and his powerful running style to Jamal Lewis. Needless to say this player has the very high ceiling, and the limitless potential that could make him a Boom.
The problem is his ability to stay healthy. In 2014 he suffered an ACL injury and the season prior he had an ankle injury. Gurley’s durability is the only question mark, or for that matter the only blemish on his resume. There is no doubt that Gurley will be a star if he remains healthy. No position takes more hits than a running back, injury history plays a role in the draft evaluation.
Gurley has all the talent in the world, which is why he averaged over 6 yards per carry with the Bulldogs. It all comes down to how he comes back from the ACL injury and how he stays healthy during his career.
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