Georgia running back Todd Gurley is a probable first-round pick, and teams interested in him are breathing a little easier today.
Gurley suffered a torn ACL on Nov. 15 in Georgia's win over Auburn. That was his first game back after he missed four games because of a suspension for selling his autograph. He had surgery in late November, and the medical recheck in Indianapolis shows he is progressing as he should be, which means he could be ready for training camp.
Despite the injury, Gurley is the No. 12 player -- and the top running back -- on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's list of the draft's Top 50 prospects. Gurley is both physical and fast, and he also is an excellent receiver.
He should be appealing as a first-round pick to teams hunting for a new running back, which should include the Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers. Depending upon what they do with Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings also could be looking for a new feature back.
All six NFL Media analysts who have posted mock drafts have Gurley going in the first round, with four of them projecting him to San Diego at No. 17.