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Georgia RB Todd Gurley "would nicely complement the Cardinals' downfield passing attack," and would be the best fit at No.24 for Arizona, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"His ability to churn out the tough yards inside, break big gainers and haul in passes out of the backfield would nicely complement the Cardinals' downfield passing attack," Rang wrote. Although Gurley is still recovering from a torn ACL, the Georgia prospect has a good shot to be ready for the season. With a positive medical check on his knee, Gurley may be off the board by the time the Cardinals select. Arizona may have to move up inside the top 15, if they want to land his services.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 24 - 2:49 PM

College Football Focus' Elusive Rating ranked Georgia RB Todd Gurley as easily the top back in the class.

The metric, according to CFF, "attempts to measure the success of a running back beyond his blockers by taking missed tackles forced and yards after contact into account against the player’s total touches." Perhaps more newsworthy is that Josh Robinson finished No. 2. Gurley had a stupid 37 forced missed tackles on 117 rushes against Power 5 teams.
Apr 23 - 5:26 PM

Georgia RB Todd Gurley "is a top-10 player on my board and one of the most talented players in this draft -- though concerns about his durability and positional value could cause him to slide down the board a little bit," wrote ESPN's Todd McShay.

McShay, it should be noted, is not predicting a slide. In fact, in his most recent mock draft (published Wednesday), McShay has Gurley going No. 6 to the Jets. The analyst ranks Gurley No. 9 overall in the class. "His best quality is as a north-south power runner, so the ideal system fit might be a power O scheme," McShay wrote. "However, he also has very good vision and excellent speed for his size, so he's scheme-versatile. He can be a big-time contributor in the passing game, which makes him a three-down back."
Apr 22 - 8:31 PM

"Word on the street" has Georgia RB Todd Gurley going in the top 10, reports Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson.

We have to mention that Robinson hedged a bit on his own report, beginning with the word "supposedly" when writing that Gurley is now expected to go in the 6-10 range. As always, we don't question these rumors, but you have to wonder about the motivation of the sources passing them along. Was Robinson speaking to an official of the Jets or Falcons (Nos. 6 and 8, respectively)? Was he speaking to a team just outside of the top 10 that is hoping an edge rusher will unexpectedly fall down the board? Who knows. We can pass along that Todd McShay's newest mock draft has the Jets taking Gurley at No. 6. The reports together -- along with reports that the Falcons are very interested -- certainly give validity to Robinson's reporting. Gurley was cleared at his medical recheck in Indianapolis.
Apr 22 - 7:25 PM

Georgia WR Chris Conley recently visited the Seahawks.

The Seahawks have not prioritized athleticism at receiver the last few years, but Conley would flip that script. According to Zach Whitman, Conley's SPARQ score (which is a composite for athletic testing) places him in the 98.8 percentile of all NFL players. Conley was not that consistent at Georgia but also was not given a large number of opportunities in a run focused offense.
Source: Instagram
Apr 21 - 10:32 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that he heard from one NFL team that Georgia RB Todd Gurley "received two thumbs up from their trainers and doctor" following his medical re-check in Indy.

The Georgia prospect couldn't receive better news. Gurley's draft stock was riding on his check up, and this should solidify his first round chances. Gurley will most likely break the two year drought, and should be the first running back off the board in the first round.
Apr 20 - 4:03 PM

Georgia RB Todd Gurley will visit the Patriots this week.

New England picks at No. 32 overall, a half-round behind where Gurley is expected to be taken, though it's not out of the realm of possibility that Gurley slides due to his knee injury or that the Patriots attempt to make a play up the board to acquire him. Gurley's medical re-check of his ACL went well, mitigating the effect of the injury on his evaluation.
Source: CSN NE
Apr 19 - 5:28 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah thinks the Vikings could take Georgia RB Todd Gurley in Round 1 if they trade Adrian Peterson prior to the draft.

"If you lose a running back, I'm going to go ahead and replace him with a running back in Todd Gurley," Jeremiah said. "He is a special talent and one of the best running backs we've seen come into the league in quite some time. I'd take him right here at No. 11 and plug him in to watch him and Teddy Bridgewater grow on offense together as the future of this football team." Jeremiah ranks Gurley No. 12 player overall, right around the Vikings' No. 11 pick. Jeremiah sees Minnesota drafting offense in that slot even if they don't take a runner. "DeVante Parker and you are making high fives with that selection," he said. "Reunites him with Teddy Bridgewater and you saw how effective they were together (at Louisville)."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 18 - 6:57 PM

Georgia RB Todd Gurley's medical re-check on his ACL "checked out fine," according to Ian Rapoport.

Gurley is "viewed as good to go for the draft," Rapoport tweeted, adding the hope is for the running back to return for training camp. Do not think this vaults Gurley up, as teams likely prepared for clearance on the ACL. We are comfortable in saying Gurley is locked in the first round?
Apr 18 - 10:25 AM

The Dolphins have been doing "a lot of research" on Georgia RB Todd Gurley, reports the Miami Herald.

The Fins are "unquestionably intrigued" by Gurley, writes beat reporter Barry Jackson. This is where things get interesting. The Dolphins own the No. 14 overall pick and there's roughly a 50-50 shot that Gurley will be available when they get on the clock. If he is, will Miami eschew bigger needs elsewhere to tab a big name and a force of a running back talent? Or will they hold off until Day 2 or 3 to grab one of this class' many talented backs available at a discounted price?
Apr 16 - 10:07 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah says it's more likely that Georgia RB Todd Gurley goes in the top 10 than that he goes at the end of Round 1.

"I think he's more likely to go in the top 10 than he is to go in the bottom 10 of the first round," Jeremiah said. "More likely he's going to go in that 10 to pick 22. I have very little doubt he's going to be a first-round pick, it's just a matter of how high he'll go." Gurley (No. 13 on Jeremiah's board) and Melvin Gordon (No. 14) have both been invited to Chicago for the draft, as strong an indication as any that a player is first-round bound. "He's a special player," Jeremiah said of Gurley.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 15 - 8:20 PM

On average, Georgia RB Todd Gurley broke a tackle once every 3.3 carries, according to Pro Football Focus.

"His 3.9 average yards after contact ranked second in the draft class," Matt Claassen writes. Gurley is the paramount talent in this draft class. A running back has not been selected in the first round in the last two years. That will change with this year with Gurley.
Apr 15 - 10:50 AM

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan reports that Georgia RB Todd Gurley with have an official visit with the Cleveland Browns this week.

Interestingly enough, ESPN Draft analyst, Mel Kiper, recently mocked Gurley to the Browns in his latest mock draft at No.19. Gurley has the ideal size, speed, and vision the Browns could use in their zone blocking scheme. However, the Browns currently have Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell holding down the position. Neither back has the potential to be a super star, but both are serviceable backs. If Browns are looking for a power running game to be the foundation of their offense, Gurley could definitely be that guy.
Apr 14 - 3:03 PM

NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney sees Georgia RB Todd Gurley as "a big back with a fearless, in-your-face style that is similar to Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's Beast Mode."

That said, Cooney is less optimistic about Gurley than many other analysts. "Gurley is a gamble," he wrote. "Odds are he will be physically good to go by the end of the year and probably should not play until 2016. That said, nothing is for sure. Willis McGahee, Frank Gore and Adrian Peterson each overcame one or more horrific knee injuries and went on to a productive, if not sensational, career. However, there is also Marcus Lattimore, a remarkable runner who had surgery on both knees at South Carolina, was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round in 2013, but never played a game in the NFL and retired last November." Cooney is also concerned about Gurley's NCAA violation last season. Of that discretion, Gurley said: "I made a dumb mistake and I suffered the consequences. I had to move on from that, but just show them that I'm a great person at the end of the day."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 13 - 6:58 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Georgia RB Todd Gurley could be the Dolphins selection at No.14, "if the trainers and doctors give the front office two thumbs up" on his health.

"The Dolphins could go in several directions with this pick, including the top talent on the board, which will likely be Gurley. If the trainers and doctors give the front office two thumbs up, this becomes a much easier selection to project," Brugler wrote. Before tearing his ACL, Gurley was a top-10 talent in the draft; it's possible that teams see Gurley as a prospect they want to build their offense around. The 6-foot-1, 236-pound Gurley is the perfect blend of power, size, and speed, which is the reason why his stock has remained so strong.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 13 - 3:05 PM


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