Todd Gurley: Making a case for Atlanta Falcons

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Sep 13, 2014; Columbia, SC, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley (3) rushes against the South Carolina Gamecocks in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

High Praise

Walter Cherepinsky of believes Gurley is the best running back entering this year’s draft. He wrote:

"“Sources from one team told that they don’t see Gurley falling past the middle of the first round in the 2015 NFL Draft. They say he’s too talented to fall any further. Another team said they view Gurley more as a late first-rounder or early second-round pick. Throughout his college career, Gurley was utterly dominant and demonstrated a great combination of speed and power. He can run over defenders and break off long runs with a threat to score on almost any carry. Before his injury, Gurley was drawing comparisons to Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson.”"

If he does indeed fall to the top of the second-round, the Falcons could come into play. It’s also possible they would look to trade up in the second.

As well as the names mentioned, Gurley has also drawn comparisons to Marshawn Lynch.

He’s certainly received high praise, but should the Falcons trade up for him if he drops to the bottom of the first-round or enters the top of the second?

Next: The verdict