Georgia running back Todd Gurley is one of the more intriguing prospects in this year’s draft because of the game breaking talent he displayed in college and the torn ACL he suffered last year.
That injury is obviously a concern for teams that might be thinking about investing a high draft pick on Gurley and he gave some reasons to think that he’ll be ready to go for next season during a Wednesday appearance with Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt on Sirius XM NFL Radio. Gurley said that everything is on schedule in his rehab and that he’s progressing ahead of his medical recheck in Indianapolis later this month.
“I’m feeling pretty good, the recovery’s going pretty good,” Gurley said. “I’ve been starting to run and do like backpedaling and stuff like that. It’s been going pretty good, it’s going smoothly.”
Gurley wouldn’t give a total list of the teams he’s visited with during the pre-draft process, specifically mentioning only previously reported visits with the Lions and Panthers while saying he didn’t want to upset any teams that might want to keep their interest under wraps. He said he expected to meet with 11 or 12 teams before the draft starts at the end of the month, though, and that level of interest should mean that Gurley will be off the board relatively early despite his knee injury.