Despite having only played two games in the NFL, St Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley is already receiving some comparisons to some the greatest backs to have ever played in the league.
Green Bay Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji has compared the rookie already to the likes of Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch, and Carlos Hyde, despite the fact Gurley has only returned two weeks ago from an ACL injury that saw him miss the first two games of the season.
Raji said, via the Press-Gazette: "Coming off a 160-yard performance, it's not going to be hard to get anybody's attention as far as his ability. He just runs with an attitude. He reminds me a lot of Hyde and Adrian and Marshawn.
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"It's hard to explain, but they run with an attitude and they're looking to finish. Some running backs are more agile than others and looking to make you miss, but these guys do both."
Gurley has played well so far this season, having rushed already over two games for 155 yards. This is more than established NFL running backs like Lynch, LeSean McCoy, Lamar Miller, C.J. Anderson, and DeMarco Murray.
The Packers play against the Rams this week, so Raji will have a tough task stopping Gurley from further convincing people that he is going to be the next great back in the league.
They been okay against the run since their horrible time against Matt Forte in the season opener, so we'll have to wait and see if the rookie back is up to the task of changing that trend.