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Marcus Lattimore | Running Back

Team: South Carolina Gamecocks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 232

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49ers selected South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore with the No. 131 overall pick.
Lattimore (5-foot-11 1/4, 221) emerged on the national scene with 2,015 yards and 27 scores on his first 412 college carries (4.89 YPC). He tore his left ACL in October 2011 and returned as a shell of his old self in 2012, only to shred his right ACL, PCL, and LCL last October 27. Lattimore is a candidate to "redshirt" his rookie season, and there is no way to know what player he'll be upon return. With thunderous power and surprising agility, Lattimore looked like a top-10 pick in 2010-11. He ran with stiffness and less burst in 2012, looking more like a third- or fourth-rounder. Lattimore can be brought along slowly in San Francisco behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter. Sat, Apr 27, 2013 01:51:00 PM

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According to South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore, the Rams, Patriots, Eagles, and 49ers have shown the most interest in his services.

The 49ers intrigue us the most for two reasons. First, the team has a large amount of picks and could use one on an injury risk like Lattimore. Second, even though a new regime is in place since selecting Frank Gore, the team has a history of converting medical red flags into a productive player.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:44:00 AM

The St. Louis Rams hosted South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore and FSU OT Menelik Watson on April 9.

Lattimore would be an interesting addition for the team considering they just lost Steven Jackson. It's up in the air when he will actually play and what kind of player he will be, though. Watson may be a growing option for the Rams at either of their first round picks if they can't settle down OT Rodger Saffold. Watson is athletic and smart but still very raw.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 09:28:00 AM

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore has visits with the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams.

The Patriots seem to love high-character players and running backs, which is why their interest makes sense. As for the Rams, they recently lost longtime running back Steven Jackson to the Atlanta Falcons in free agency and need a powerful, downhill runner. If or when Lattimore is cleared medically to play football, he could be an option for the team. Lattimore recently did a workout for all 32 teams.
Source: USA Today
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 04:56:00 PM

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said RB Marcus Lattimore "may have jumped into the first round" following his private workout.

The comment is certainly hyperbole, though it would make for a great story, and comes following an impressive workout by Lattimore that drew a round of applause from scouts in attendance. The running back did agility drills and caught passes and says he has "no doubt" he'll play in the "first half" of 2013.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 05:22:00 PM

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore says "he has no doubt he will play in the first half of the 2013 NFL season," according to beat writer Josh Kendall.

It would certainly complete a stunning recovery. Lattimore completed rehab drills in front of NFL personnel on Wednesday, but his medical evaluation will make it difficult to project a draft slot. We expect the early parts of the third day, or possibly even late third-round.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 01:25:00 PM

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore is completing a 15 or 20 minute workout, consisting of rehab drills, for NFL teams at the school's pro day.

The workout includes ladder drills and other tests to show strength and ability to move on his injured knee, according to draft insider Tony Pauline. Expect a strong showing from NFL teams at South Carolina's pro day, but keep in mind each team will conduct their own medical evaluations.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 11:50:00 AM

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore says he has no pain in his knee.

Lattimore has spoken to the Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin, Denver Broncos' Willis McGahee and the San Francisco 49ers' Frank Gore about overcoming the injury. All three told him that the most important thing is being positive. He says he "plans" on doing some kind of private workout for scouts before the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 04:33:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore is unlikely to help the team that selects him during his rookie season.

"The medicals on him are not great," said Mort. "Dr. (James) Andrews, who did the surgery, says it's one of the toughest surgeries he's ever had. ... You take Marcus Lattimore, you're taking him for 2014. Nobody wants to shoot down the inspiration for him, but the bottom line is it's going to be a long road." This is the first negative, albeit realistic, report we have read, but expect Lattimore to draw a middle round selection.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 09:45:00 AM

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore will start running striders on Monday, according to NFL Draft legend Gil Brandt.

Lattimore will be on a running program but will not run forties for some time. The progression of his injury is outstanding thus far, and Lattimore continues to say he can make an impact early in the 2013 season.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 12:07:00 PM

South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore said his medical exams took 4.5 hours on Friday.

We doubt this is the full set of medicals Lattimore will go through, but 32 teams took a look at his knee during that span of time. The running back felt it went well, but keep in mind that each team will make their own judgment of Lattimore's health before the draft. His progress thus far is reportedly outstanding.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 03:09:00 PM

Former Indianapolis Colts GM Bill Polian says don't put "any stock into the answers" prospects give during Combine interviews.

"You know it's spin. I'm not saying they're not being truthful, but you have to go through it and figure it out for yourself," Polian said. He noted that he employed a psychologist during interviews when he was with the Colts. When the psychologist noticed scripted answers, Polian reordered the questions.
Source: ABC News
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 08:49:00 PM

Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery on Marcus Lattimore's knee, says the RB is "going to shock the world," according to SI's Peter King.

"I hear he's working out great," Mayock told King. Lattimore apparently believes he will be healthy enough to start the 2013 season. King quest if "he's a fourth-round minefield pick? Or might some team desperate for a back go for him a round earlier -- or even late in the second round?"
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 09:52:00 AM

One NFL evaluator told Pro Football Weekly that he could see South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore (knee surgeries) going undrafted in April.

PFW's quote-filled quickie column doesn't specify the NFL evaluator's title, but it's either a coach, scout, or front-office man. "Lattimore is tall and a little narrow-hipped," said the evaluator. "He is tough and the kind of kid you root for, but I thought he was a third-rounder before the injury. Now I don’t know if he gets drafted." After returning from a 2011 knee injury, Lattimore looked like a shell of his old self before going down again in 2012. No one knows if he'll ever regain pre-injury form, making Lattimore a complete tossup 2013 draft prospect.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 02:29:00 PM

According to the agent for South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore (knee surgery), Lattimore's LCL and PCL are "tight as a drum" and his ACL rehab is coming along enough to be ready for Week 1 of the 2013 NFL season.

Lattimore tore all three ligaments in his right knee on October 27. The LCL should be familiar to NFL fans because it was one of the ligaments torn by Robert Griffin III with the Redskins. Like RG3, Lattimore's recovery is being supervised by Dr. James Andrews, who deemed the running back's progress "nothing short of a miracle." Pre-draft medical tests will dictate whether Lattimore is worth a draft pick. We do expect to see him taken on the third day.
Source: bengals.com
Fri, Jan 25, 2013 02:56:00 PM