Melvin Gordon, along with Georgia running back Todd Gurley, are pretty much widely considered as the top two running backs in the upcoming NFL draft, and the Dallas Cowboys obviously need a running back to help replace the departed NFL rushing champ DeMarco Murray.
Gordon, the former Wisconsin star, was in Dallas recently to accept the Doak Walker Award and went on record saying he thought the Cowboys should keep Murray. Of course, that didn't happen, and now he's a possibility to replace Murray.
The Dallas Morning News reported that the Cowboys plan to host Gordon prior to the draft, which is no big shock given the fact that each team is allowed to host 30 draft prospects at team facilities prior to the draft. Part of that process, of course, is an extensive interview process.
The running back class is one of the deepest in years with several good runners likely to be available into the third round, so it remains to be seen whether the Cowboys take Gordon and Gurley in the first round or focus on defense with that pick and wait until the later rounds to take a less heralded, but still good, running back.