2015 NFL Draft: Top Running Back Prospects Available For the Baltimore Ravens

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Nov 15, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) breaks a tackle by Auburn Tigers defensive back Joshua Holsey (15) during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Auburn 34-7. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Todd Gurley, Georgia, 6’1″ 222 LBS

Gurley is ranked as the top running back in this year’s draft, and for good reason. He has a rare mix of speed, power, and amazing strength.  Gurley has the ability to break tackles with ease and he is very difficult to bring down. In 2014, Gurley gained an amazing 61.9 percent of his rush yards after contact. He is built for the NFL with a muscular, physical frame and he runs with natural balance, power and momentum.

Gurley loves contact and naturally lowers his pads and squares his shoulders when he attacks the line of scrimmage. He had great production in college with over 3,200 rushing yards, 36 rushing touchdowns, 615 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns. Gurley averaged 109.5 rushing yards per game and a stout 6.4 yards per carry over his career.

Gurley tore his  ACL in November of 2014, which could be a red flag for some NFL teams, especially with his return estimated around mid-August.

In my opinion, he is one of the best backs in this years draft and would start on most NFL teams. He is also a good receiving back and will help in pass protection. If he recovers well from his ACL injury, Gurley has the potential to be a top 5 NFL back.

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