Marcus Lattimore – South Carolina
Age when drafted: 21
Hometown: Duncan, SC
Collegiate Number: 21
Combine notables: DNP
Games Viewed: 2012 – Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Missouri, Georgia 2011 – Georgia 2010 – Alabama, Auburn
Marcus Lattimore attended Byrnes High School and was ranked as a five star recruit by all scouting services. He was one of the most highly decorated players in country and chose South Carolina over Auburn on national signing day.
Lattimore would make his presence felt from day one as a true freshman. He burst onto the national stage when he rushed for almost 1,200 yards, which included over 100 yards in three contests. Lattimore would continue his success through the first seven and a half games of his sophomore season before a knee injury ended his season prematurely. Lattimore finished with 818 yards on 163 carries as a sophomore.
Lattimore’s junior season would be a season to prove he could play at 100% following a serious knee injury. As the season wore on, Lattimore progressed as he rushed for 662 yards through nine contests. Lattimore would be unable to complete his junior season following a devastating knee injury that would have some questioning whether he would play at all in 2013.
Lattimore’s recovery has been newsworthy as he’s believed to be on track with playing this coming season. A remarkable recovery given the seriousness of the injury. The only concerns with Lattimore is the durability question following two serious knee injuries that ended his seasons in consecutive seasons. Read the rest of this entry » «Marcus Lattimore Scouting Report»