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Georgia RB Todd Gurley Likely Out Rest Of The Year, But Suspension Unlikely To Impact Draft Stock

Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Georgia RB Todd Gurley is likely miss the remainder of the season for his role in what’s considered to be a “significant” case of the sale of memorabilia.

His suspension has yet to be determined and could end up being anywhere from a few games to the remainder of the 2014 season.

  • Gurley allegedly received $400 to sign 80 pieces of memorabilia on the Georgia campus this during the spring.
  • Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Gurley was paid just shy of $2,000 for the two sessions.

Daniel Jeremiah doesn’t see this situation having a negative impact on Gurley’s draft stock should he elect to forgo his final year of eligibility at Georgia. Jeremiah mentions that this could even be seen a positive given that he’ll end up receiving less carries in the end.

Albert Breer of the NFL Network spoke to an NFL GM who expected Gurley to be taken in the first round of next year’s draft.

“He should break the first-round drought,” said the GM. “He’s one of the 5-10 best players in the draft.

The general manager added that Gurley is clearly a better prospect than Trent Richardson coming out of college and is the best running back prospect since Adrian Peterson.

Over the course of five games, Gurley has ran for 773 yards on 94 carries (6.5 YPC) and scored eight touchdowns. He’s also contributed 11 receptions for 53 yards receiving.