17. Latavius Murray
Similar to Austin Howard, Latavius Murray is another player much of the fanbase is split on.
His absurd size and speed combination ranks him amongst the top of the league in that aspect, and the talent is there, but he does leave a lot to be desired.
Murray’s 2015 numbers are impressive (2nd in the AFC in rushing) but some context is needed. Much of his production was opportunity based — of the top 20 in rushing, only two players (Gore, Hill) had a lower yards-per-carry average than Latavius.
Murray has been good, not great, but some things can change that. The offensive line is improved, this is his second season under Bill Musgrave, and DeAndre Washington should be able to take some of the workload, allowing Murray to stay fresh and not wear down as much as he did last year.
– Nick Hjeltness