Why the Rams Made a Huge Mistake Drafting Todd Gurley 10th Overall

June 6, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the aftertaste of the NFL draft still lingers on the tips of everyone's tongue even after rookie camps and team OTAs, the St. Louis Rams selection of Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley with the 10th overall pick remains a mistake.
Value, injury history and a lack of a supporting cast in St. Louis made Gurley the wrong decision for the Rams based on where they are in their building process. 
Gurley's overall talent can't (and won't) be denied. The 6'1", 221-pound running back owns a rare combination of explosion and power. During his three seasons in Georgia, Gurley averaged 7.38 yards every time he touched the football. He also added at least one play of 75 yards or longer in each of the campaigns. 
Due to this blend of physical running ability and consistent threat of hitting a home run each time he touched the ball, Gurley was often compared to Adrian Peterson or at least named the best running back prospect since AD left Oklahoma to join the NFL ra...

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