Updating Todd Gurley's draft stock

Expect to see Todd Gurley contributing to an NFL team in 2015. Jason Getz/USA TODAY Sports

It's my belief that Todd Gurley had a chance to be a top-15 pick in the 2015 NFL draft if he finished the current season healthy. His ACL injury changes things, of course.

But I don't want to underscore that top-15 possibility as some "what could have been" note about what happens if he stays healthy, or doesn't play again for Georgia after the suspension. I say that because it's context for that fact that I still believe Gurley can be taken fairly high in the 2015 NFL draft relative to other running backs. When you're as good as Gurley, you can "drop" due to an injury and still go pretty high, relatively speaking. When he's 100 percent, Gurley is a special player, and he should be at 100 percent for an NFL team at some point next year.

If we're assuming he enters the 2015 NFL draft, let's consider a few factors and where Gurley could end up.