The football Gods have not been very kind to Marcus Lattimore, but he won’t let a few bad breaks halt his NFL dreams.
After a breakout freshman season at South Carolina that found him firmly on the draft boards of every NFL team, Lattimore experienced not one but two serious knee injuries that have set back his promising pro career.
Lattimore, 21, fought back from a gruesome knee injury last offseason to return to form on the football field, and he’s doing the same again now.
No, Lattimore won’t be a first-round pick like was once projected, nor is he expected to hear his name called at any point in the first or even second day of the draft later this month. He’ll have to wait his turn along with some of the other iffy prospects for their triple-digit draft card to be read. But unlike the rest of those players, Lattimore still has the potential to be an elite NFL player.
The Patriots understand Lattimore’s lofty potential, which is why they have already scheduled a visit with the fo...