Here’s what an NFL coach had to say about his impression of Todd Gurley at the Combine:
“He is a natural leader. Of course, we’ve all seen him play. But he is better in person than anything I’ve seen or read from afar. That kind of person stands out. Some team is going to rightly give him every chance to get well and be as great as he can be.”
Yeah, that whole autograph thing really seems to have set him back at the next level.
The NFL doesn’t care about players making money – at least if it’s not on the NFL’s own dime. Manziel was a first-round pick. If not for the injury, Gurley would be a slam dunk first-rounder, too. (He may still wind up there, even so.) The pros just care if you can play. Which is why the Gurleys and Manziels of the college football world get paid under the table. Talk about your vicious circle. Good luck with that, NCAA.