Gurley is the first running back to be selected in the first round since 2012.
Gurley suffered a torn ACL in a Nov. 15 game against Auburn, which followed a four-game suspension over an NCAA violation involving memorabilia. Over six games last season, he rushed for 911 yards and nine touchdowns on 123 carries.
SI.com pegged Gurley 16th in its list of the top 64 prospects in this draft class. Writer Doug Farrar wrote that "The team that drafts [Gurley] will have to go on faith that the advancements in knee surgeries over the years give players like Gurley more and better opportunities to recover and succeed in the long term. If not, it would be a shame—because this is a rare, special player with unreal potential for NFL success."
Below is a compilation of reactions on Twitter to the Rams picking Gurley, including from current St. Louis running backs Zac Stacy and Tre Mason.
I just love the pick and the value of Todd Gurley at 10 to the Rams. Yes, the value. He will outperform his contract by a lot.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) May 1, 2015
And there it goes.. Call me crazy but I would take Gordon over Gurley— Alfred Morris (@FredoSauce) May 1, 2015
I like Todd Gurley. I wish he wasn't going to a team that's moving in 2 years, doesn't have an o-line or a QB and always finishes 8-8.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) May 1, 2015