News of Gurley's suspension is certainly reason for NFL scouts to investigate further but if suspensions to prior SEC stars like AJ Green and Johnny Manziel for similar transgressions are any indication, the junior running back's first round status isn't likely to change.
Another Heisman-like effort from Todd Gurley wasn't enough for the Bulldogs to beat South Carolina in Columbus as the Gamecocks were powered by an offensive line full of NFL prospects and a breakout performance from tight end Rory Anderson, who could be leaping up draft boards after a career-high five receptions.
Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston may be the headliners but a strong class of defensive linemen could prove the real story of the 2015 NFL draft. With the NFL and NCAA seasons under way, Senior Analyst Rob Rang projects what may happen in the first round.
Sure, there is a whole season of NFL and college football action left to determine what will happen in the 2015 draft, but given a projected selection order (including a Super Bowl XLVIII rematch), here is how NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst Rob Rang envisions the first 32 picks going.
Running backs have been shut out of the first round of the last two NFL drafts. The Bulldogs' elite talent -- junior Todd Gurley -- could be good enough to break the trend. NFLDraftScout.com explores Gurley's game and the rest of the NFL prospects you'll want to know when watching the Bulldogs this fall.