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NFL Media notes that Indiana RB Tevin Coleman (foot) faces a crucial pro day on March 30.

Coleman had surgery on his toe and foot in December, causing him to miss combine testing while in a walking boot. Later this month, he'll shed the boot and run for scouts. "Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon seem certain to be the first running backs off the board, but who will be the third guy?" wondered College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "No one truly staked claim to that designation at the combine. Coleman is in the mix, along with Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, Boise State's Jay Ajayi, Miami's Duke Johnson, Alabama's T.J. Yeldon and maybe Northern Iowa's David Johnson. Coleman's 40 time will be interesting. None of the aforementioned guys broke 4.5, and Abdullah was at 4.6 and Yeldon at 4.61." Coleman is often compared to Darren McFadden, another lanky speed merchant.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 1 - 10:48 PM

Indiana RB Tevin Coleman (foot) will miss the NFL Combine.

Coleman had surgery on his toe and foot in December and is still in a walking boot. He will work out for scouts at Indiana's pro day on April 15. Coleman is often compared to Darren McFadden. Like McFadden, Coleman is a lanky speed merchant. Unfortunately, they also share durability concerns and stiff hips.
Feb 16 - 11:28 PM

Indiana RB Tevin Coleman has "the burst and top-end speed to be a game-changing running back," according to NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Hits top speed so quickly that safeties and linebackers repeatedly take poor angles, leading to long touchdowns. ... Has the burst and top-end speed to be a game-changing running back for a team looking for a workhorse," Zierlein wrote. The Hoosiers prospect could fit the role of a three-down back at the next level. Coleman rushed for 270 times for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns last season, and possesses the kind of home-run speed to take it the distance from anywhere on the field.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 11 - 3:14 PM

Indiana RB Tevin Coleman is "certainly is in the running to be the third back selected," opines NFL.com.

Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Georgia's Todd Gurley have the top two RB slots sewn up. "Coleman had a phenomenal year, especially considering Indiana didn't have a legitimate passing attack in the second half of the season," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "He has a background in a pass-oriented offense; the Hoosiers threw a lot in 2013 and in the first half of the '14 season. Comparing his 40 time to the other backs will be fun, especially considering Coleman is 6-1 and 210 pounds." NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Coleman's best NFL comparison is Darren McFadden. Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, becoming the 18th FBS player to reach the double century mark in a single season.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 11 - 12:07 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman's NFL comparison is Darren McFadden.

"They're both upright runners with home-run speed. They can both catch it out of the backfield and make you pay. Neither has great wiggle -- they don't make you miss very often," Zierlein wrote. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, becoming the fourth fastest and the 18th FBS player to reach the 2,000-yards in a single season. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler Brugler wrote that "Coleman looks like DeMarco Murray on some carries and Darren McFadden on others with his NFL projection landing somewhere in between those two backs."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 4 - 3:47 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman had surgery on his toe and foot in December, reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Once again sources I’ve spoken with question whether Coleman will be ready to workout at the combine," the analyst added, echoing a report he filed last week. While it would be nice for the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman to blow away evaluators with his speed at the combine, they've probably seen all they need to in order to make an informed decision. Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, becoming the 18th FBS player to rush for 2,000 yards. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Coleman looks like a combination of DeMarco Murray and Darren McFadden, "with his NFL projection landing somewhere in between those two backs."
Jan 5 - 3:25 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman is nursing injuries and might not be healed in time to participate in the combine, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"[Coleman] has a foot injury and had been using crutches to get around," Pauline wrote. "Those familiar with the situation wonder if the junior will be ready to workout at the combine." The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, becoming the fourth fastest and the 18th FBS player to reach the 2,000-yards in a single season. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Coleman looks "like DeMarco Murray on some carries and Darren McFadden on others with his NFL projection landing somewhere in between those two backs."
Jan 3 - 6:00 PM

Former UAB sophomore RB Jordan Howard announced his transfer to Indiana.

Howard rushed for 1,587 yards and 13 touchdowns at a rate of 5.2 yards per carry in 2014. With Tevin Coleman jumping to the NFL, Howard could step in and see the lion's share of carries for Indiana next year. Howard also visited Notre Dame.
Jan 1 - 1:45 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman "is arguably the best three down back in this draft class not named Todd Gurley," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"He is arguably the best three down back in this draft class not named Todd Gurley because of his ability in pass protection and catching the ball, putting his draft value in the second round range," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. The Doak Walker Award finalist was the fourth fastest and the 18th FBS player to reach the 2,000-yards in a single season. Brugler adds that "Coleman looks like DeMarco Murray on some carries and Darren McFadden on others with his NFL projection landing somewhere in between those two backs."
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:09:00 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman will declare for the NFL draft.

"This is my dream," Coleman said to Joe Schad. The running back has a similar running style to Darren McFadden, but uses his free arm/chicken wing to absorb and redirect contact. When Indiana's quarterback went down, defenses packed the box even more. Coleman was able to break first contact and make the most of the yards blocked for him. He can be a home run hitter.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman is "strongly considering" entering the 2015 NFL Draft, reports Yahoo! Sports' Rand Getlin.

You can write Coleman's name into the draft in ink. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reported earlier this month that the star runner was already meeting with agents. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. He's been pegged by most, including ESPN's Mel Kiper, as a second-rounder.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 09:13:00 PM

Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman "has been the biggest riser this year," according to ESPN's Mel Kiper.

Coleman is now ranked as Kiper's No. 3 running back, behind only Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon and Georgia's Todd Gurley. Kiper previously wrote that Coleman "has a chance to go in Round 2" if he leaves. TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline reported earlier this week that Coleman "has been meeting with agents," which should tell you that Coleman has all but declared. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 05:04:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes that Indiana junior RB Tevin Coleman "has been meeting with agents," which means Coleman could be on his way to entering the draft.

"I'm told Tevin Coleman/RB/Indiana has been meeting with agents. No confirmation he signed with anyone but a further sign he's entering the draft," Pauline tweeted. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Coleman has rushed for 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, and according to ESPN's Mel Kiper "he has a chance to go in Round 2" if he leaves. Pauline noted in another tweet, that he believes that Coleman is "likely to be under-drafted."
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 02:10:00 PM

Former UAB sophomore RB Jordan Howard is visiting Notre Dame this weekend.

This extra recruiting period was obviously not planned for UAB players, but with the program being cut off all are eligible to transfer and play immediately. Howard was expected to visit Wisconsin before Gary Andersen's departure, but perhaps his focus is now on Notre Dame. He rushed for 1,587 yards and 13 touchdowns at a rate of 5.2 yards per carry in 2014.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 09:02:00 AM

Former UAB redshirt freshman WR Marqui Hawkins transferred to Indiana.

Because UAB axed its football program, Hawkins, and all of his former teammates who decide to transfer, will have immediate eligibility. The former three-star recruit, rated as the No. 50 receiver, signed with Florida in 2013. After redshirting, he transferred to UAB and sat out this past season. Hawkins retains three seasons of eligibility beginning in 2015.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 05:53:00 PM


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