NFL teams reportedly concerned about Bryce Love’s knee
There was once a time when Bryce Love was considered one of the most explosive players in college football, but injuries slowed the running back last season and he suffered a torn ACL in Stanford’s final regular season game. As you might expect, that has been a concern for NFL teams leading up to the draft.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported on Friday that Love’s surgically repaired knee “remains very stiff,” and teams are wondering how long it will take him to regain his old form — assuming he ever does.
Another medical issue in the draft: Stanford RB Bryce Love’s stiff knee have raised red flags for NFL teams about regaining his movement and explosiveness after ACL reconstruction. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/Iy0pSyXKW5
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 19, 2019
Pelissero notes that the condition Love is dealing with is one teams have seen before, and it is not out of the question that he will need to have another surgery.
Love had a breakout season as a junior at Stanford when he rushed for 2,118 yards and 19 touchdowns, but he was held to just 739 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games last year while hobbled by an ankle injury for much of the season. Once considered a Heisman Trophy candidate, he is now projected to go somewhere in the middle rounds of the draft.