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Marcus Lattimore hoping to follow Willis McGahee's path with draft

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This article is a few weeks old I was looking for some updates on Lattimore and came across this




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[color=#000000][font=arial, verdana, sans-serif][size=3][b]Q:[/b]Do you see the Broncos reaching for Marcus Lattimore in the third round or maybe even sooner? He seems like the high-risk, high-reward back that could really make a difference if/when healthy.[/size][/font][/color]


[color=#000000][font=arial, verdana, sans-serif][size=3][b]A:[/b]Matt, the Broncos and every other team in the league will have to put in a lot of time on Lattimore before making any decisions about the South Carolina running back.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=arial, verdana, sans-serif][size=3]Lattimore has often had his draft status compared to that of current Broncos running back Willis McGahee when McGahee entered the 2003 draft after tearing three ligaments in his left knee in his final college game at the University of Miami.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=arial, verdana, sans-serif][size=3]The Bills, after McGahee did a limited workout before the '03 draft, selected McGahee with the 23rd pick that year. Then Bills general manager Tom Donahoe, who had been the Steelers general manager before his tenure in Buffalo, simply decided the risk of the first-round pick was worth the potential reward
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[color=#000000][font=arial, verdana, sans-serif][size=3]Lattimore has consistently said his recovery is going well. His surgeon,[b] Dr. James Andrews, has said publicly that people will be "shocked" by what Lattimore will be able to do when he does return to footbal[/b]l.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=arial, verdana, sans-serif][size=3]When asked if McGahee's NFL career gives him hope, Lattimore said he has spoken to McGahee. Lattimore said:[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=arial, verdana, sans-serif][size=3]"As you know, he had a similar injury, pretty much the same kind of injury. He's helped me a lot. Guys always bring that up when I come in there and talk to them. Willis came back from it, Frank Gore — (a) bunch of guys. He's a guy that worked hard. That's what I'm going to do, and trust in God. I haven't talked to (McGahee) lately, but I've talked to him a bunch of times. He just tells me, 'Keep grinding. Keep doing what you're doing. Trust in God. You're going to be fine. You'll come back from it.'"[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=arial, verdana, sans-serif][size=3][b]In asking team people at the combine, the earliest anyone said they would take Lattimore was the third round. But the majority of people said they saw him at this point somewhere between the late third and the fifth rounds [/b]depending on what they find in some additional pre-draft exams. The Broncos certainly want to take a long look at running backs, but they would also be looking for one to contribute in the upcoming season.[/size][/font][/color]


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My thoughts on Lattimore he sits this season but he will return next year and play like a top 10 pick, I know we have needs now but this pick will pay off for somebody hopefully us.

I doubt he goes pass the 3rd round but if he does snag him in the 4th


for the record yes I'm a Gamecock homer

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Holy thread title.

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lol, fixed.

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I hope he makes it, he's really fun to watch and this could make for a great story.

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He would be a hell of a potential steal in the 4th

Not a position of need, but the potential upside from that pick would be ridiculously high

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It's a nice thought, but good to great backs come out every year, and it's just not a position of need. I still say Rambo or Matthieu (or possibly Ryan Swope) if they are still on the board.

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A true high charachter guy and a spectacular back...I'm almost certain he'll be an impact starter in the nfl at some point. I see him going to a well off team that is willing to be patient. He's most certainly high reward and I don't believe it's high risk. Its simply a delayed timeframe.

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I've got nothing but love for Lattimore, he's a very humble kid for his age. I think he's going to be a star in the NFL.

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[quote name='top dawg' timestamp='1363434890' post='2164455']
It's a nice thought, but good to great backs come out every year, and it's just not a position of need. I still say Rambo or Matthieu (or possibly Ryan Swope) if they are still on the board.
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I would like Rambo there as well, but we could be looking to get both our huge RB contracts off the books in a couple years anyway.

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if we snagged him late it would let us be rid of williams and stewart's contracts next season in time to sign hardy and save money for cam.
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He's a steal in 7th, anything higher is a wasted pick though. Doubt he'll make it.

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Even if we want to get rid of D-Will and J-Stew, we still got Tolbert, Smith and Poole.

The Panthers don't need a RB.

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49ers have 14 draft picks. i bet good money that they scoop him, especially with someone like Gore to mentor him.

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[quote name='Promethean Forerunner' timestamp='1363477762' post='2165044']
Even if we want to get rid of D-Will and J-Stew, we still got Tolbert, Smith and Poole.

The Panthers don't need a RB.
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I wouldn't call Poole and Smith elite like Marcus...

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Tolbert and Lattimore in 2014

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Hope for nothing but the best for this guy...class act.

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I have a feeling he will be gone in the bottom of the 2nd......

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[quote name='jasonluckydog' timestamp='1363530307' post='2165344']

I wouldn't call Poole and Smith elite like Marcus...
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Let's knock that stuff out right now. Marcus hasn't even played a single down in the NFL yet, and we're not certain he'll last 3+ years due to that injury he suffered. McGahee got extremely fortunate that Buffalo, Denver and Baltimore took a gamble on him and were patient in the process.

At this endeavor, I'm sticking with the core we have. We don't need Lattimore.

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Draft Lattimore in the 5th or 6th then immediately cut Deangelo the day after the draft, seriously. Guy has a much higher ceiling and is dirt cheap, plus we're one of the few teams so deep at quality RB that we could afford the risk.

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Thank god Marty is no longer employed here.

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Situational RB + two major injuries in two years = Do Not Want Dog.

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Boa at 14? Gettlemagic

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[quote name='Panthro' timestamp='1363530592' post='2165348']
Tolbert and Lattimore in 2014
[/quote]not sure if serious, but i like this.

cut free from double trouble contracts and roll with those two and make better use of the money.

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completely serious.

We can let Lattimore mend this year while we run D-Troub like mad.

If he is taken in the fourth

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Why on earth would Gettlemen cut J-Stew after restructuring his contract? Better yet, why would Gettlemen cut J-Stew (and suffer the cap consequences) for an unproven RB who has endured two career-shortening injuries back to back?

The Panthers could be in worse shape two years from now thanks to such an idea.

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