Todd Gurley should retire from college football
Todd Gurley is set to comeback from four game suspension

There is no upside for Todd Gurley in a Georgia uniform. He needs to sit out the rest of this season

Just over two years ago, the SEC had one of the best running backs in the country. A promising career was ready to take off, and the NFL world would be talking about this player as one of the top young running backs in the game today. Instead, one gruesome hit ended the college career, and this player never made it back to the level to play football. His name is Marcus Lattimore, and he retired earlier this week, without gaining a single NFL yard.  

Flash forward to November 15, 2014. There’s a phenomenal SEC running back, preparing to make his triumphant return to the field, for the Georgia Bulldogs. Todd Gurley was an early frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy until he was accused of receiving improper benefits for profiting off of his likeness. With his four game suspension, Gurley lost out on the prestigious award, and a chance at a historic season.

Great, a player that is worth far more than what he is receiving, gets suspended. As a whole, the rule is stupid, and the person who released this Gurley information is the lowest of the low. However, in hindsight, he may have done Todd Gurley a great favor due to unintended consequences.  

Now it’s up to Todd Gurley to do himself and his family a favor. If Gurley is planning to turn pro after this season, he should sit out the remaining games, and prepare for the NFL Draft. It’s fairly impossible for Todd Gurley to increase his NFL stock right now.  The only thing that he can do is get injured and fall in the draft. Yet, that’s not the worst case scenario.  Gurley could end up never carrying the ball in an NFL game. 

Todd Gurley already has 481 carries in his Georgia career. That’s with missing a few games due to an injury in 2013, and three games for suspension in 2014.  Marcus Lattimore had 555 carries in three seasons with South Carolina. Of course, the 555th carry was his final one in a real game. Lattimore finished with 41 touchdowns in 29 his game career.  In similar fashion, Gurley has scored 41 touchdowns in 29 games. It’s not a bad way to end a college career, when you consider the alternative.  

 
 
 
 
William Harrison
By William Harrison 11/06/2014 11:54:00

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