Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Not sure Lattimore would've been a 1st round pick this year, but the point is well taken.
Not a doubt in my mind. Had he played this past season and had even an average season for him, easily a first rounder. I think people WAY underestimate how good of a player Lattimore is. He's got incredible vision, similar to Gore in the way he finds holes where none exist. He's not a guy who will break one long on you but he'll attack the hole and keep his legs churning, consistently picking up yards for you. He'd be the top RB in the draft if he were to come out and was completely healthy.
One of the reasons that the injuries don't scare me is because his game was never overly dependent on athleticism and out running people. His vision, his ability to create something out nothing, to break tackles, I can see him being a very productive NFL running back, especially behind this OL.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Jan 18, 2014 at 10:51 AM ]