2013 April Fools NFL Mock Draft: Picks 17-32
Last update: Sunday, April 1, 2013. Major changes in all 1 rounds.
1(17). Pittsburgh Steelers: Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
Many projected that Marcus Lattimore would go higher than expected, but no one thought he'd be chosen in the middle of the first round. Head coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged the severity of Lattimore's knee injury, but said that his new runner would take the field in September.
"I'm fully aware that Marcus had a knee, but I look at that as a positive rather than a negative," said Tomlin with a crazy look in his eye. "Having Lattimore hop around on one leg will give us an advantage over other teams."
How so? Tomlin explained.
"This new helmet rule - a team that can have its running backs use their helmet will have a distinct advantage," Tomlin continued. "Without the use of one leg, Lattimore won't have a choice but to use his helmet, and I'm sure Roger Goodell and the officials will understand if Marcus has to use his helmet to compensate."
Goodell was not available for comment about this, as he was hiding under his desk in fear of Jaqen H'ghar.