There are several qualities a player must possess to qualify as the next big thing in fantasy football. Raiders (soon-to-be) second year RB Latavius Murray has cornered the market on all of them:
Size: At 6’2”, 230 pounds, Murray is a built more like a tight end than a running back.
Speed: At his Pro Day last March, Murray ran the 40 in 4.38 seconds, flashing wheels that very few running backs in his weight class ever have.
Fantasy Friendly Name: Since there are no NFL players named Flex Nitrate, I’ll gladly settle for a dude called Latavius. On a scale of one to ten, with one being Doug Baldwin and ten being Atari Bigby, I’ll give him a strong seven.
Looks Like a Badass: After watching this highlight reel and picturing Murray bowling over and/or burning past NFL defenders while draped in Bo Jackson’s silver & black number 34, I’ve decided I would risk divorce by sticking his Fathead to my living room wall. If we can find a way to get Latavius to wear one of those McGahee style...