Todd Gurley is many people's pick to be the first running back taken off the board at this week's 2015 NFL Draft.
Had the Georgia product not seen his final year in college disrupted by an ACL tear then Todd Gurley would be everybody's pick to be the first RB taken off the board in Chicago.
Making a mark
Despite numerous reports talking of positive rehabilitation, Gurley's doubters have persisted. Perhaps then that is why the young prospect opted to post a new video to his social media account this week.
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The video shows Todd Gurley going through his treadmill workout and producing some staggering speed in the process. A subtle dig at those who have questioned whether he can return to the heights he hit pre-injury.
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Alongside Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon, Gurley is a running back many see as a potential NFL star in the making. The ACL tear though - picked up in November of 2014 - has been hanging over his head as a potential red flag.
Plenty of positives
The injury leaves the RB fighting to prove he is ready and able to compete from the get go for whichever teams selects him in Chicago. Expected to be a top 15 pick he is clearly doing everything he can to get himself as high up that draft board as possible.
There is no doubt that NFL front offices the league over will be impressed by the speed and power on show at this stage of his rehabilitation.
Alongside his 3,285 college yards and 36 touchdowns it once again shows just what a talent is available on Thursday night.
Where does he end up?
The Instagram video may help satisfy some doubters but there is still uncertainty on exactly when Roger Goodell will call out Todd Gurley's name.
Mock drafts have him everywhere from 6th overall to the Jets, all the way down to the final few picks of the first round.
Just today a new report suggested the Miami Dolphins would be happy to use the 14th pick to nab the star so it certainly doesn't look like he will have to wait to much longer before he can swap the treadmill for an NFL practice facility.
What do you think NFL fans? Is Todd Gurley the number one running back in this year's draft, and just how good can he be? Have your say in the comments section below...
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