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South Carolina junior RB Mike Davis offered insight in close friend and Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley's upcoming NFL decision.

"I would assume that Todd is leaving," Davis said, adding he talks with Gurley every day. Obviously this is not earth shattering information, but it adds to the notion Gurley has played his final game at Georgia. The running back is still expected to complete his punishments handed down by the NCAA after being suspended for accepting money for autographs.
Nov 20 - 11:21 AM media analyst Charles Davis noted that he thought Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley's best decision for the future was to declare for the NFL Draft.

Davis wrote that he would be "stunned" if Gurley decided to return to Georgia for a senior season. The analyst played Devil's Advocate to his own opinion, saying that a benefit of finishing up his college career would be that "the conventional wisdom is that you're stronger the second year back from ACL surgery than you are in the first. [Gurley] would be able to work out the kinks in college and enter the league as a guy who appears to be just hitting his prime." While all of this is technically true, Davis definitely sided with Gurley declaring for the draft. "He would be taking an awful risk by taking a damaged knee back to college instead of the NFL," noted Davis, who added "there's no telling whether another great season at Georgia would do much to enhance his stock from where it will be this offseason."
Nov 18 - 6:28 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that he sees Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley being drafted in the Top-100.

"While not quite the same situation as Marcus Lattimore a few years ago," wrote Brugler of Gurley's knee injury, "Gurley will almost certainly fall on draft weekend, but how far? Second round? Third round?" As Brugler's musings indicate, nobody really has any idea what's going to happen here. Where the junior's drafted is probably going to depend on things that simply aren't known yet. NFL teams will be able to see how Gurley's progressing with his rehab come April. Teams will also have a better idea of where other running backs stand on their boards through process activities like the Senior Bowl and pre-draft combine. Brugler finished by noting that, "as long as [Gurley's] rehab over the next few months go well, I'll bet he's still a top-100 pick."
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 18 - 4:43 PM

Georgia freshman RB Nick Chubb rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in Saturday's 34-7 win over Auburn.

The biggest news to come out of the contest was that star RB Todd Gurley tore his ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. Chubb will carry the load from here on out for the Bulldogs. He's already shown that he's more than capable of doing so, having rushed for 671 yards during Gurley's four-game suspension earlier in the season. Chubb showed everything about his game that has scouts buzzing when he shouldered aside an Auburn defender at the 10-yard line, then shifted directions and scampered into the end zone. The touchdown was subsequently overturned on replay, as Chubb stepped out of bounds, but he has the kind of dynamic ability to tear through defenses even when they play him well. Chubb has an uncanny vision and patience for such a young player.
Nov 16 - 8:21 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote that Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley's ACL tear will likely cause him "to slip to at least the second back off the board and a second day selection"

It's tough to speculate on draft status immediately after such a severe injury. "On its own," noted Rang, "Gurley's ACL tear is worrisome enough. The normal timetable for surgery and recovery is approximately nine months. That date (Aug. 16) would keep Gurley sidelined well into training camp and next preseason." Rang went on to write that beyond the injury, "with youngster Nick Chubb putting up Gurley-like production in his absence, some wonder if both backs aren't benefiting from outstanding offensive-line play at Georgia." Georgia's line is outstanding, but without the injury, that alone was not going to cause Gurley to slide. Beyond the injury, the junior is also hurt by the fact that the position is incredibly deep, with the likes of David Cobb likely to still be available in the middle rounds. Rang finished his column by saying that there's always the chance the Gurley returns to Georgia, though he (and we) see this as unlikely.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 16 - 6:23 PM

120 Sports' Bryant McFadden cites a source saying Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley's MRI confirmed he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee.

We will still wait on the status of Gurley's MCL. The injury seemed to be of the non-contact variety and he immediately clutched his left knee. Expect official word to come down later Sunday night or Monday. We have no idea how this will impact his evaluation. It is the first we have heard of Gurley suffering a significant knee injury.
Nov 16 - 2:43 PM

Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley left Saturday's 34-7 win over Auburn with a left knee injury.

Prior to the injury, Gurley rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries. "Todd Gurley's left knee being iced. He's sitting on the training table, being consoled by Mitchell and Scott-Wesley, among others," beat writer Seth Emerson tweeted. The replays did not look good. He later walked into the locker room prior to the game's finish.
Nov 15 - 10:28 PM

Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley received votes for various public offices in the November election.

Here's a fun story for your polar-vortexed Friday: Todd Gurley received multiple votes for public office. According to, Gurley received votes for state attorney general, a Public Service Commission seat, several uncontested state Senate seats and ACC solicitor general supervisor of the Oconee River Soil and Water Conservation District. Imagine if he'd actually been playing.
Nov 14 - 4:51 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley is enough of a difference-maker that he deserves to be picked on the first day of the NFL draft.

Gurley's biggest hurdle to being drafted in the first round might be the insane depth of the RB position in the 2015 class. Among others, Melvin Gordon III, Jay Ajayi, Ameer Abdullah and Tevin Coleman are all going to be in the mix. Gurley is the best runner in the class, but teams might be weary of spending a high value pick when they can find value later in the draft. McShay wrote that "while I wouldn't say with any certainty that he'd go in the first half of the first round (again, based on positional value), I do think he'd be a first-round pick if the draft were tomorrow." He added, "Gurley can create yards on his own with both power...and speed." Two NFL scouts covering the Southeast region told McShay that Gurley and Alabama receiver Amari Cooper were the best players in that region, regardless of position.
Nov 13 - 8:29 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. lists Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley and Wisconsin redshirt junior RB Melvin Gordon III in the top 10 of his updated big board.

Gurley is at eight, Gordon is at nine. Kiper does warn that Gurley "can run high, which raises durability concerns that will certainly play into his draft stock." We would not be shocked if Gurley is actually drafted in the top 10, specifically to a team that views him as the foundation of their offense.
Source: ESPN
Nov 13 - 1:15 PM

Georgia QB Hutson Mason said that junior RB Todd Gurley "looks just as fresh and healthy as he’s ever looked."

Gurley should look fresh, given that he just had a nice month off. "I don't plan on him missing a beat," said Mason. Gurley is widely considered to be the best draft-eligible runner, and most analysts, including ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. and Rotoworld's Josh Norris, think the four-game suspension can only help his position for the draft, as that's four fewer games of wear-and-tear on the bruising, 6-foot-1, 226-pound back.
Nov 12 - 8:59 PM

Georgia HC Mark Richt said that he was "proud" that junior RB Todd Gurley had been honest about accepting money for autographs.

"I think [NFL teams] care about [a player's] character and they care about what kind of person he is," said Richt. He also said, "...if you make a mistake, you know, 'fess up to it. And he did, and I'm proud of him." Gurley is back as Georgia's No. 1 RB after serving his four-game suspension. Prior to the suspension, Gurley had rushed for 773 yards on 94 carries, plus eight touchdowns and a robust 8.2 YPC average.
Nov 12 - 5:47 PM

Georgia junior RB Todd Gurley is listed as the top player at the position on the school's updated depth chart.

Obviously this was expected with Gurley completing his four game suspension, but head coach Mark Richt previously declined to name a starter in the backfield. Nick Chubb has filled in admirably and we cannot wait to see Gurley back in action.
Nov 11 - 11:03 AM media analyst Bucky Brooks noted that Georgia freshman WR Isaiah McKenzie's evident skill as a returner as a true freshman was noticed by scouts.

"Whenever a player shows big-time ability as a returner," wrote Brooks. "Scouts take notice." McKenzie had return touchdowns for 90-yards (kickoff) and 59-yards (punt) in Saturday's 63-31 win over Kentucky. Brooks wrote that "astute observers pay close attention to the progress of explosive playmakers," regardless of whether those players are freshman or seniors. McKenzie is "already showing potential as a home-run threat." The speedster was a four-star recruit out of high school.
Nov 10 - 9:38 PM

Georgia HC Mark Richt said that team had not yet decided who will start at RB on Saturday.

"We haven't even talked about [who will start] yet," Richt said. "Obviously, both those guys will play." By "both guys," Richt is referring to Todd Gurley and Nick Chubb. Gurley's four-game suspension for various nefarious autograph dealings has ended, while Chubb is fresh off of a 177-yard game against Kentucky. The whole issue is somewhat pointless, as regardless of who starts, both running backs will play significant roles going forward. That being said, Todd Gurley is one of the top running backs in the nation and will be a first-round NFL pick. They should probably start him.
Nov 9 - 10:41 PM

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