After posting a blistering 4.36 in the 40 yard dash, Adam Schefter says Marshon Lattimore — the concensus number one cornerback in this class — experienced hamstring tightness. This wouldn’t be a big deal usually, but it is with Lattimore.
Ohio St. CB Marshon Lattimore suffered hamstring injury today, per source. Wouldn't be a big deal except he has... https://t.co/1mLRj76rb3— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2017
He didn’t contribute much his first two seasons at Ohio State due to a nagging hamstring issue. This is the reason why he only has one year’s worth of experience, which is another red flag. Lattimore decided to declare after his redshirt sophomore season after a clean season with no issues.
Lattimore is a sure fire top five talent in this class, but you can’t take him that high if he can’t stay on the field. You’re going to have to trust your medical staff here. I’ve heard the term “chronic” tossed around with this situation, which is scary.
One of the top talents of the draft could turn into one of the biggest wildcards of the season. This combined with just one year of experience doesn’t have me confident that Titans GM Jon Robinson will be on the Lattimore train in April.
Schefter did come back to say that the injury wasn’t serious, but you have to wonder how often this is going to pop up over a 16 game season. With a stacked cornerback class, I get the feeling that teams will pass early on and explore other options, which is a real shame for Lattimore.