Naysayers be Rammed: St. Louis takes Gurley at 10
Todd Gurley leaped all of the predictions on Thursday night and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the 10th pick in the NFL Draft. Gurley missed the final 3 games of his college career at Georgia with a torn ACL and dropped from what some were saying a top 5 draft pick to being projected around 15. After being suspended 4 games last year, then tearing his ACL late in the season, the journey to number 10 was a tough road for Gurley.
On the verge of tears when speaking with Suzy Kolber after being drafted, Gurley talks about his journey after his suspension and ACL injury…
Gurley racked up 3,285 yards and 36 TD’s on the ground while at Georgia on his way to becoming the first running back taken in the first round of the NFL Draft since 2012. The former Bulldog will now be featured in Jeff Fisher’s offense. He will also join former Auburn running back Tre Mason in the Rams backfield. The Rams also traded Sam Bradford for Nick Foles in the off-season. The Rams ranked 20th in the NFL in rushing last year and ranked 26th in rush attempts. You can expect that to change this year with one of the fastest and most intriguing running attacks in the NFL. This is going to be a big year for St. Louis and coach Jeff Fisher as the future of the team in St. Louis is up in the air. There has been talk of the team moving to L.A. There has also been talk of a brand new open air stadium right on the banks of the Mississippi. The Rams drafted Mason in the 3rd round last year. The last time the Rams had the 10th overall pick in the draft was 1993, when they drafted another running back named Jerome Bettis.
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