Fooch’s update: Lattimore is saying it’s his hip flexor, not hamstring
Wasn't a hamstring injury, it's my hip flexor. I'm good y'all lol— Marshon Lattimore (@shonrp2) March 6, 2017
The 2017 NFL Combine is coming to a close today, with defensive backs going through their position drills and workouts. Ohio State cornerback Marshon Lattimore is a strong candidate to be the first cornerback off the board, but he had a good and bad day on Monday.
Lattimore ran an unofficial 4.36 40, which would normally be cause for celebration. However, Adam Schefter is now reporting that Lattimore suffered a hamstring injury today. I’m not sure if it happened during the run, or in other activities. Schefter is hearing it just “tightened up on him, it's nothing serious," and he is expected to be ready for his March 23 pro day.
Normally this would not be a big deal, but Lattimore has a history of hamstring injuries. He missed his freshman year due to hamstring issues, and played seven games before the hamstrings became an issue again. He did play all 13 games this season, but having the hamstring flair up in the Combine will be a red flag.
The 49ers are primarily getting quarterbacks in mock drafts, but some have popped up with secondary help. If Jimmie Ward moves to free safety, Tramaine Brock and Rashard Robinson will likely be the starting cornerbacks. Robinson has upside and Brock is a stable option, but the team could decide to add a top of the line corner to lock down one side of the field. Lattimore might still be that guy, but his Fred Taylor-esque hamstrings will be something to factor into any decision.