Todd Gurley starting to run, says everything on schedule with knee

AP

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.

4 responses to “Todd Gurley starting to run, says everything on schedule with knee

  1. This kid is going to be special at the next level. As a skins fan I sure hope he is not on the board when the Cowboys pick. Gurley behind that line would be a nightmare to stop.

  2. He’ll be good if his knee holds up. I don’t want a latimore, kugbila, or corner from West Virginia coming off knee surgery.

    Stop drafting hurt players please. We don’t need gurley we are fine with Stewart and fozzy.

  3. keeppounding says:
    Apr 2, 2015 10:15 AM
    He’ll be good if his knee holds up. I don’t want a latimore, kugbila, or corner from West Virginia coming off knee surgery.

    Stop drafting hurt players please. We don’t need gurley we are fine with Stewart and fozzy.
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    Well, if someone is foolish enough to spend a 1st round pick on him, that’s their folly. I would consider him in round 2. If he’s really doing that well, we could hide him on the PUP list for the first 6 games until Stewart gets hurt again – and since he hasn’t played the whole year since 2012, it’s wise to plan that he will get hurt again.

    Of course, given how much we need OL, DE and DB depth, and that we also have Todman behind Fozzy, we might need to go in other directions. Gurley is definitely intriguing.

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