Originally posted by krizay:
Originally posted by Jakemall:
Krizay, people are saying Gore could have been the greatest ever but for his knees...
That's what his ex-teammates are saying. "could have been", BUT.... he was never considered the best RB in the dcountry. let alone best RB of the 3. If his teammates don't say no one would ever how great he could ahve been. Where as Lattimore was considered the best or atleast in the conversation for one of the best. Which means he has showed it. Didnt have to have people tell it years after the fact.
So back to the point. You claimed Lattimore would be there in the 4th. Cause Frank dropped to the 3rd. My point is/was.... Gore was never rated higher than Lattimore was, thus his drop wasn't as far as you're making it sound. But ironically, I do believe Lattimore will be drafted later than Gore was. But not by a round like you are claiming. But no one knows for sure. We shall see. But i'd be surprised if he makes it to day 3.
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore was given a standing ovation by all 32 NFL teams at his pro day in March. He participated in the workout less than six months after surgery a torn anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament.
Lattimore was considered one of the nation's top running backs before the injury that included a dislocated kneecap.
Despite Lattimore's pro day performance, plenty of skepticism about Lattimore's recovery remains leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft.
"I've had trainers tell me he's so far away," one scout told Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Bob McGinn on Saturday. "One told me he's not going to make it back ever. Others say he'll get back to a certain level. It's a tough repair and a tough rehab."
Lattimore showed his resolve in a return from a left ACL tear suffered in 2011, but the right knee injury was devastating. He was first-team All-SEC as a freshman after rushing for 1,197 yards and 17 touchdowns. That was Lattimore's lone healthy season in college.
"He wasn't a real talent or anything," another scout told McGinn. "He's a 4.7 (40-yard dash). He was good because he's smart, understands the (game) and is a great kid. He would have found a way to make yards in the league."
A third scout was the most optimistic, saying, "I think the world of the kid. It will all come down to the doctors."
It's almost impossible to predict when Lattimore will come off the board. The injury would be a serious concern for any player, but at running back, it becomes magnified.