Pre-Combine NFL Mock Draft Roundup: Melvin Gordon Should Hear His Name Early

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Bleacher Report – Matt Miller

Bleacher Report NFL Draft Lead Writer Matt Miller’s most recent mock draft was released the day after the Super Bowl, and featured Gordon as the second running back drafted – still in the first round – at number 31 overall to the Seattle Seahawks.

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon celebrates his 4th TD of the game against Nebraska. Jim Oxley photograph

In his mock Todd Gurley went number 26 to the Baltimore Ravens.

Seattle is an interesting situation, as at the moment they have one of the best running backs in the league in Marshawn Lynch. But questions constantly surround Beast Mode, and cover everything from a potential hold out to a potential retirement.

Behind Lynch are a pair of highly touted backups in young players Robert Turbin and Christine Michael, but if Lynch is gone, the Seahawks will likely look to add another running back.

Seattle would be a great place for Gordon to land, and I think many people would agree that the Russell Wilson plus Melvin Gordon offense would top the Russell Wilson plus Montee Ball lineup we saw for a year at Madison.

It’s interesting to note that while Miller’s latest mock has Gordon the second back off of the board, his most recent big board lists Gordon the number 49 overall prospect, and the fourth running back, behind Gurley (18), Indiana’s Tevin Coleman (43) and Miami’s Duke Johnson (46). The list has Gordon one spot ahead of Alabama’s T.J. Yeldon (50).

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