Marcus Lattimore has reportedly decided to leave college early in favor of the NFL. Despite reports that he could miss the entire 2013 season he has decided that rehabbing with NFL doctors and learning a teams system outweighs the idea of staying in school and rehabbing with South Carolina. It also doesn't hurt that he'll be making about $500K in the NFL while rehabbing instead of having to take classes in college.
Originally posted by sfout:
We aren't necessarily in the market for an RB but Marcus Lattimore just broke his leg or dislocated his knee. The replay was way gruesome, this was to the right leg, his knee injury from last year was to his left leg.
Originally posted by SportsFan:
Career over for this guy?
Collegiately I'd say so. NFL wise? He'll be in the NFL next season but at what cost? He was the #1 RB in the draft pool so he could opt to stay in school but I think that would be dumbest thing possible.
If you are #1 after a major ACL and MCL tear, even if you get injured again I'd declare even if it meant getting picked in the 4th round instead of the first. Dont waste anymore wear and tear on your body for a collegiate team.
Based on the severity of the movement by his leg I'd say he broke his leg, which is a ton better then any kind of ligament or muscle tear.
I think of Michael Bush and when he broke his leg, and he did just fine in the NFL. If Gore can come back from two knee surgeries and two shoulder surgeries, i believe Lattimore can come back as well. Best of luck to him.
Originally posted by OtisDriftwood:
My guess is he's a 3rd round draft pick considering his injuries and probably not being able to play year 1 .. I'd love to draft him without his injuries , he's a fun Rb to watch.
Say he really can't play at all in 2013, wouldn't you take him? Even WITH his injuries I'd think he'd be a great pick in that aspect. If he couldn't play at all in his rookie season and we were able to snag him with the Colts 3rd rounder we have (projected to be in the top 70 IIRC). He'd be one hell of a replacement for Gore, if Gore retired after this season that is.
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