Is Todd Gurley Ready to Become the NFL’s Best Running Back?

July 12, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

At the very least, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley thinks he's in line to be the most productive back in the NFL in 2016.
That's what the 21-year-old was suggesting when he proclaimed recently on NFL Network, per Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith, he should be the No. 1 overall pick in fantasy drafts this summer. Gurley said if he isn't chosen first, Antonio Brown and Cam Newton are worthy candidates.
Brown and Newton are not running backs.
Adrian Peterson is a running back. He led the league in rushing with 1,485 yards last season. Doug Martin is also a back. He finished second with 1,402. Gurley had 1,106.
Peterson, Devonta Freeman and Jeremy Hill all scored 11 rushing touchdowns last season. Gurley scored 10.
Small sample size, but Le'Veon Bell averaged 4.9 yards per attempt, while Thomas Rawls and Ryan Mathews averaged 5.6 and 5.1, respectively. Gurley averaged 4.8.
Still, Gurley believes he'll top them all, and he could ...

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