The NFL Draft is just hours away, and the Atlanta Falcons might surprise a lot of people by drafting Todd Gurley out of Georgia.
Todd Gurley is a name to watch in the NFL Draft this year, and he could end up rising as high as being picked inside of the Top 10. That’s how insane his value has become, and it wills seemingly continue to rise as the draft approaches.
This could all end up being a smokescreen from the teams interested in Gurley or teams who want to raise their draft value in the order, but Gurley is on the rise. That means that a player who we once wondered if he would even be picked in the second round could be
John Clayton threw out a crazy scenario on SportsCenter which has the Atlanta Falcons drafting Todd Gurley to help anchor their offense.
Of course, this isn’t a concrete report and is about as heresy as it gets but it’s not outside the realm of possibility. The Falcons want to move up to draft Dante Fowler and if he slips to No. 8 overall or if the Falcons are able to find a trade partner to move up that’s what they’re going to do.
It would make sense though for the Falcons to target a replacement at running back, as they don’t have much going for them at the moment outside of Devonta Freeman — but that might be all they need.
Hurley remaining in Georgia and rising up in the ranks of NFL running backs not far from where he solidified his status as a top prospect is a great story. But it might not be the one best told by the Falcons, as they need to fill holes at linebacker and on the offensive line — and having a running back with shaky knees and no offensive line is not a good combo.
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