ATHENS - Todd Gurley will be at next week's NFL draft, and it's looking like he won't have to wait long to hear his name called.
The former Georgia tailback, whose stock was unsettled after tearing his ACL last November, is back to being a potential top 10 pick, according to several reports.
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay pegged Gurley as the sixth overall pick, to the New York Jets, in his updated projected first round.
Yahoo reporter Charles Robinson, who covers the NFL, seconded the notion with a couple tweets:
The draft range for Todd Gurley? Supposedly 6 to 10 now. That's the word on the street. https://t.co/jE7B5D7CkW— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) April 22, 2015
The last Georgia player to be picked in the top 10 was A.J. Green, who went fourth overall to Cincinnati in 2011. There have been eight top 10 picks from Georgia since 1989, when Tim Worley went seventh overall to Pittsburgh. Worley was a tailback originally from North Carolina, just like Gurley.
The first round of the NFL draft takes place the night of April 30. The second and third rounds are the following night, and the remaining four rounds on Saturday.