Whoa, can officially say I didn’t see this one coming. I had five different ways the St. Louis Rams would go with this pick, and I can say none of them had Jeff Fisher‘s team going with running back Todd Gurley.
Gurley was an incredibly fun back to watch at the University of Georgia, and he will be looked to in order to find a nice balance on offense. With newly acquired quarterback Nick Foles under center, Gurley will add another weapon while taking some pressure off of Foles.
My instant reaction is a bit mixed. But with all of that being said, I very much like the selection for Fisher. After adding Nick Fairley to the defensive line this offseason, the vaunted defense was already stacked. That gave them the opportunity to take a chance with someone like Gurley. It should be fun to see if Gurley can be the missing link for the St. Louis Rams.
As much as I like the pick, it is still incredibly risky. The only question now, is Gurley healthy?
Instant Grade: C+
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