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NFL DRAFT PREVIEW | RBs

After knee injury, Marcus Lattimore aims to inspire

When you watch the replay in slow motion as South Carolina’s Marcus Lattimore is brought down by Tennessee linebacker Herman Lathers last Oct. 27, after Lattimore’s right knee takes a direct hit from defensive back Eric Gordon, you notice the running back’s lower leg.

It is bent at an angle legs aren’t supposed to bend at, his foot twisted, his kneecap on the outside of his leg.

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