The Broncos are full of surprises in the first two rounds of the draft! Some think Marcus Lattimore will last until the third round, but with the Broncos picking at the end of each round, they have to take him here.
I would have given Lattimore a top-15 grade in this year's draft had he not suffered his second knee injury in two years. If healthy, Lattimore reminds me of Arian Foster (Texans) because of his size, ability to run through arm tackles and gliding style. Lattimore is a natural runner with the ability to make defenders miss in the open field and the power to run them over if need be. His footwork is excellent, and he can create his own space regardless of how the play is blocked in front of him.
The Broncos are in the market for a big running back, and Lattimore fits the bill. Lattimore is currently rehabbing his knee injury and feels that he will be ready for the start of the regular season. Even if he's not ready at that time, the team could put him on the physically unable to perform list to start the season. The current starter, Willis McGahee, missed his entire rookie season for the Bills in 2003 because of a similar injury.