Former South Carolina Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore has been setting out to prove he will be able to return to the field in 2013 and that he is ready to step up and help a NFL team from day one. Lattimore is eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft and worked out for all thirty two teams today.
Lattimore didn’t do the complete workout at the South Carolina Pro Day, but he was able to do a 15 – 20 minute session of rehab drills to show teams his progress. The workout came exactly five months after the fateful moment that Lattimore shredded his knee and his progress has been remarkable.
According to eye witness reports, Lattimore was doing drills with weights in his hands and giving every indication that his rehab is well ahead of schedule.
Lattimore was so impressive during the workout that the room erupted with applause.
— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) March 27, 2013
Heading in to the Pro Day workout, Lattimore was viewed as a potential third round pick.
Following his impressive performance, it is surprisingly possible that the man who tore his ACL, PCL and LCL could be drafting in the second round. Lattimore has certainly put in the hard work that it takes to get to the top and the results are showing.
His stunning rehab is a testament to his work ethic.
Whoever drafts this player will be receiving a hard-working kid that will do whatever it takes to succeed. He’s a guy that you absolutely have to root for.