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Analysts: Teams will regret passing on Todd Gurley in 2015 draft

Thanks to hindsight, there are hundreds of players whom franchises have passed over in the draft, only to regret it later.

Who in the 2015 NFL Draft will teams around the league most regret not taking? According to NFL Media analysts on "Path to the Draft," one player has all the tools to become a superstar in the league even if some franchises are scared to draft him.

"I think it's the running back Todd Gurley," NFL Network's Brian Baldinger said. "I go back to 2007, when Adrian Peterson was the seventh pick to the Minnesota Vikings, and I thought he was the best player in that draft, and he was. I think that's what is going to happen (with Gurley). People are hesitant because of the torn ACL, but I think he's the best player in the draft, and some team is going to get a home run."

Six teams passed on Peterson in 2007, and the Vikings benefitted by getting one of the best backs in the league.

Could Gurley be in the same league? Some analysts believe he is the best back to come out of the college ranks since Peterson, and it's not hard to see why. Gurley dominated on the field during his three years in Athens, and if it weren't for the knee injury, which Gurley suffered in November, he would probably be a lock to go in the top 10. He checked in at No. 12 overall in Daniel Jeremiah's list of top 50 prospects.

Gurley was recently cleared by doctors at medical rechecks in Indianapolis, so teams shouldn't be overthinking the injury come draft day.

"I've been in the top 10, and it takes some courage to do this," former NFL general manager Charley Casserly. "But to me, I would do it."

We'll find out soon whether some team agrees about Gurley and leave other franchises regretting missing their shot at him.

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