Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 12/10/12
Rarely do we see the type of freshman season Marcus Lattimore had in 2010. While the statistics speak for themselves (1609 total yards, 19 total TDs), it was his smoothness as an athlete, big play ability combined with decisive/compact short area runs, and the type of ceiling you rarely see in running back prospects. But after a torn ligaments (ACL and MCL) in his left knee in 2011’s mid-October, along with more ligament damage in his right knee just a little over a year later, Lattimore has decided that, despite these severe injury concerns, he’ll forfeit his final year of eligibility at South Carolina (via Joe Schad), and move onto the NFL. The decision comes as a questionable one to many, but I stand in the group that feels it was the right decision for Lattimore. He’s had two straight seasons cut short due to severe knee injuries, yet there will still be serious NFL interest. While Lattimore lacks the great big play speed that some may feel holds him back, he’s as developed in the
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