Former USC running back Marcus Lattimore is in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend. Lattimore is still recovering from his knee surgery so the only thing he is doing is meeting with teams (with Dr. James Andrews at his side) to update his rehab and answer any questions teams and team doctors may have for him.
This afternoon Lattimore was poked and prodded for about four hours by team doctors and trainers from every NFL team. Afterwords he told reporters he felt pretty good about the feedback.
“Some said (his knee was) pretty good, some said keep working,” Lattimore said. “But I think it went well, I think it went very well because a lot of guys were surprised by how strong my quads were and how strong my hamstrings were and how tight my ligaments were so I think it went okay. I think it went pretty good.”
Lattimore is coming off his second major knee injury in as many seasons and his draft stock remains a pretty big question mark. Some pundits say he could go in the first three rounds while others say he could go undrafted. Despite the uncertainty Lattimore is keeping the positive attitude that was his trademark at USC.
“I just think about guys that are less fortunate than me,” Lattimore said. “Guys that would kill to be in my shoes right now even with the injury. That’s what keeps me going. That’s what keeps me motivated: knowing that people would kill to be in my shoes right now.”
Lattimore expects to sit down with individual team owners and scouts over the next couple of days.