The St. Louis Rams shocked pretty much the entire National Football League when they made Todd Gurley their first round pick at the 2015 Draft.
The Rams spent the 10th overall pick on an injured running back who might not be fit for the start of the season, when they already have two very good backs on their roster, Tre Mason and Zac Stacy.
Stacy took care of that problem himself when he demanded a trade after seeing himself go from 1b on the depth chart all the way down to number 3. And now it seems like Gurley has some incredibly exciting news about the injury portion of that former predicament.
When asked about his likelihood to be fit for the start of pre-season and whether or not he would be in action at training camp, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher wouldn't say when he thought Gurley would finally get on the field.
However, the man himself has now come out and penciled in the start of training camp as a very realistic possibility, according to a report from Tiffany Blackmon of NFL.com.
“That is definitely a goal that I’m shooting for,” Gurley said. “Just to be able to get out there and do at least some individual stuff. It’s looking pretty realistic. This month I’ll be in St. Louis rehabbing, so hopefully I can aim for (training camp).”
The Rams will be bringing the the former Georgia Bulldogs star and Heisman contender along slowly. But if he's healthy come the start of September, Gurley could be a huge part of an offense that has deep question marks in the passing game.
Teaming Gurley's power with the likes of the aforementioned Mason in the Rams backfield could provide a potent combo for a run-heavy team that relies on its defense to win games. The Rams now actually give other teams something to think about.
For his part, the rookie isn't worried about the depth chart, just his health, and that's the best thing for him.
"Right now I'm just trying to get back on the field, that is one of my biggest goals right now," he said.
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