Angle of Pursuit: Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley – University of Georgia

Height: 6’1″    Weight: 222

Comp: Adrian Peterson

Dennis’ Scouting Notes

Positives

  • All-purpose back
  • Next to impossible to bring down when he has a full head of steam
  • Has the power to mow over defenders or blow by them
  • Elite vision
  • Patience
  • Great field awareness
  • Reaches the second level effortlessly
  • Can use nasty jump cut and stiff arm
  • Swallows up yards when in a foot race
  • Natural pass catching ability
  • Can stay on the field all 3 downs
  • Excelled against 8-man boxes
  • Excellent in pass pro and initiates contact
  • Adds value as an experienced dynamic kick returner
  • Although he has a violent running style he also is very nimble and graceful as a runner

Concerns
The only concern is he is coming off an ACL injury. We have seen many RBs of his caliber come back from this injury with no problem, such as Jamaal Charles, Frank Gore and AP.

Kyle’s Instant Evaluation

Todd Gurley is the do-it-all running back that teams can lean on. He can provide added value with his pass catching skills. His pass blocking skills will keep on the field for all three downs. His return ability only adds to his impact ability. He will have an instant impact on the NFL this season.

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