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. Todd Gurley, RB (Georgia)
Just about everybody has a 1st round grade on the dazzling Todd Gurley. He happened to be my favorite player in all of college football the past few seasons. In my eyes he is a blend of Jamal Lewis like power and Barry Sanders like elusiveness.
The problem with drafting Gurley in the first round is that he is a big risk. The Georgia running back is injury prone. In 2013 he had an ankle injury that nagged him and he is recovering from an ACL tear from the 2014 season.
Gurley is an explosive ball carrier, every time he touches the football he can take it to the house. In 2014 he averaged 7.4 yards per carry. That is not a typo and it shows how incredible he is. Gurley only had 123 rushing attempts last season due to injury and a NCAA suspension for suspicion of giving autographs for money.
Gurley is a special athlete, the team that drafts him will keep their fingers crossed that he can stay on the field.
Next: 4. Andrus Peat, OT (Stanford)