Los Angeles Rams: 15 best first-round draft picks of all-time

Eric Dickerson, Los Angeles Rams. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

Football fans can say whatever they want about the concerns surrounding Todd Gurley’s knee at the moment after what took place last winter, but it’s difficult to deny the kind of talent he brings to the table for the Rams.

When healthy, Gurley has proven to be one of the most dangerous running backs in the NFL over the last two seasons. The former Georgia star has combined for 3,924 yards from scrimmage with 40 touchdowns over that span is incredible to think about.

Back in 2015 when there were concerns over Gurley’s knee after suffering a torn ACL during his junior year with the Bulldogs, the Rams knew they would have to be patient with their new running back. This worked out wonderfully for the Rams.

Between taking home NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors that season, or watching him finish second in 2017 to Tom Brady for NFL MVP after finishing with 2,093 yards from scrimmage, to go along with 19 touchdowns, Gurley seems like he was worth the risk for the rams to take.

Of course, there are some new concerns surrounding Gurley heading into 2019. It was revealed that he’s dealing with arthritis in his one knee, but at least Sean McVay has already indicated the team will take the proper approach on offense regarding Gurley’s ailing knee.