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the Talking Can
01-22-2013, 04:57 PM
Lattimore, the South Carolina running back who suffered a gruesome right knee injury in an October win over Tennessee, said a check-up with Dr. James Andrews a couple weeks ago gave him hope he’ll be ready for the start of the 2013 season.

“When Dr. Andrews came in and seen me, he said 'You’re doing remarkable, you’re doing everything you can,' ” Lattimore said. “His words was, ‘You’re going to shock the world.’ That’s what Dr. Andrews said.”

Lattimore, who tore the ACL in his left knee in 2011, was widely considered the best running back in college football before enduring an injury so disturbing he was only able to watch it once on replay.

Still, Lattimore said he never considered he might have played his last game.

“I feel like 80 percent of it is mental,” he said. “If you don’t do your rehab, if you keep asking yourself, ‘Why me?’ your knee reacts. You have to stay positive or you’re not going to come back.”

Lattimore, who stopped by Senior Bowl practice today, said he’s already met with the Jaguars, Bengals and Chiefs among other teams – he hasn’t spoken with the Lions yet – but doesn’t have much feel for where he’ll go in the draft.

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ChiefsCountry
01-22-2013, 05:00 PM
Wood. Chiefs would be a perfect spot for him to land. No to need to rush him since we have Charles, then add him to the mix when its right.

Nightfyre
01-22-2013, 05:03 PM
He's a perfect mid to late round flier. We can afford to start him on the PUP or IR as needed.

Rambozo
01-22-2013, 05:06 PM
I agree. If he were healthy, he would be in the top 5 of this class.

Detoxing
01-22-2013, 05:52 PM
Lattimore would be a helluva BPA pick in the later rounds.

Pablo
01-22-2013, 06:42 PM
I don't know how far he'll fall; but he has tremendous upside. You have to pull for a kid with that much talent, going through this much bullshit.

I'm on board.

DeezNutz
01-22-2013, 06:52 PM
He's not going to fall that far. If we were able to use the Carr comp. pick on him, that would be a solid gamble in my view.

Pablo
01-22-2013, 06:54 PM
He's not going to fall that far. If we were able to use the Carr comp. pick on him, that would be a solid gamble in my view.3rd rounder, correct?

If that's the case I agree wholeheartedly.

He's a complete back and could be a fantastic compliment to Charles, especially as he hits the twilight of his career.

JASONSAUTO
01-22-2013, 06:55 PM
He's not going to fall that far. If we were able to use the Carr comp. pick on him, that would be a solid gamble in my view.

Yep. Probably right around where he will go
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DeezNutz
01-22-2013, 06:56 PM
3rd rounder, correct?

If that's the case I agree wholeheartedly.

He's a complete back and could be a fantastic compliment to Charles, especially as he hits the twilight of his career.

Yep. Bit of a risk, but just too damn much upside not to make the commitment.

O.city
01-22-2013, 06:58 PM
Yeah e was injured but the risk of giving up an extra third rounder on a talent like that is a no brainer IMO

Especially with modern medicine

BossChief
01-22-2013, 08:43 PM
I know he is a big time talent, but I don't think I would spend much more than our 4th rounder on any running back that has torn both ACLs in the last two years.

InChiefsHell
01-22-2013, 08:58 PM
I know he is a big time talent, but I don't think I would spend much more than our 4th rounder on any running back that has torn both ACLs in the last two years.

But don't they say the ACL usually comes back stronger after the surgery? That being the case, dude has two really strong ACLs now...

Mecca
01-22-2013, 09:47 PM
If you can IR him for a year he'll be fine, lucky for him his game isn't speed.

DaneMcCloud
01-22-2013, 09:50 PM
I know he is a big time talent, but I don't think I would spend much more than our 4th rounder on any running back that has torn both ACLs in the last two years.

Frank Gore

DaneMcCloud
01-22-2013, 09:51 PM
But don't they say the ACL usually comes back stronger after the surgery? That being the case, dude has two really strong ACLs now...

Doctors use the ACL from non-athlete cadavers (i.e., dead people) so they're always stronger than before.

htismaqe
01-23-2013, 06:42 AM
He didn't blow out one knee.

He's blown out both.

I know that ACLs heal fine, maybe even better than before.

But how do we know the rest of him is injury proof? The answer is probably that he isn't. He's "injury prone".

DaKCMan AP
01-23-2013, 06:49 AM
He didn't blow out one knee.

He's blown out both.

I know that ACLs heal fine, maybe even better than before.

But how do we know the rest of him is injury proof? The answer is probably that he isn't. He's "injury prone".

I think it's all moot anyway. Some team will draft him higher than any of us, including the Chiefs, are willing to.

htismaqe
01-23-2013, 06:50 AM
I think it's all moot anyway. Some team will draft him higher than any of us, including the Chiefs, are willing to.

Probably.

Rexx
01-23-2013, 08:19 AM
I think it's all moot anyway. Some team will draft him higher than any of us, including the Chiefs, are willing to.

Exactly, a team that really needs a stud RB will reach for him. If he was there in round 6, I could see him in play. But considering his rehab is going well, he will likely be gone in the 3rd.

BossChief
01-23-2013, 08:31 AM
Frank Gore

I don't buy lottery tickets.

KCrockaholic
01-24-2013, 12:28 AM
Frank Gore

Willis McGahee

htismaqe
01-24-2013, 08:47 AM
Willis McGahee

Never blew out both knees in college, IIRC.

CoMoChief
01-25-2013, 05:05 AM
If they're both available then I think you almost have to take a chance on BOTH RB Lattimore and CB Tyrann Mathieu in the 7th rd.

Just like Vontaze Burfict last year. These are both 1st rd talents if not for off field issues or injury. You're not going to find that kind of value in the 7th rd often. If they don't pan out...wtf cares, they're 7th rounders...most 7th rd picks don't make it in the league anyways.

DeezNutz
01-25-2013, 05:06 AM
I don't buy lottery tickets. /5th-round QB

FYP.

htismaqe
01-25-2013, 07:25 AM
If they're both available then I think you almost have to take a chance on BOTH RB Lattimore and CB Tyrann Mathieu in the 7th rd.

Just like Vontaze Burfict last year. These are both 1st rd talents if not for off field issues or injury. You're not going to find that kind of value in the 7th rd often. If they don't pan out...wtf cares, they're 7th rounders...most 7th rd picks don't make it in the league anyways.

:facepalm:

Are you married to the Honey Badger or something?