There is little debate that Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley is one of the best running backs in the nation, and he has committed himself to improving as a physical specimen. According to reports, Gurley has put on nearly 40 pounds in an effort to bulk up.
From Dane Brugler of NFLDraftscout.com and CBSSports.com:
Uber-talented #Georgia RB Todd Gurley was listed at 195-pounds last year as a freshman…This season? Listed at 232 pounds
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) June 22, 2013
Georgia is set to rely heavily on their running game this season, despite the return of senior quarterback Aaron Murray, so the added weight is a positive.
Gurley’s extra weight will allow him to shine as an every down back.
In the past, Gurley has been called “Gurshel Walker” because of his outstanding athleticism and speed, but the added bulk allows him to be an all-around back that can shine in the college game and eventually translate his game to the pros.
For NFL scouts and Georgia fans, this is great news.