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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes "consistency" is the key for Indiana senior QB Nate Sudfeld boosting his draft stock.

"He shared the quarterback duties his first two seasons for the Hoosiers and then last year, Sudfeld was lost for the season in October with a shoulder injury. Indiana loses its three top receivers from 2014, who accounted for 58-percent of the team's receptions last season, so Sudfeld has his work cut out for him in 2015, but consistency, not gaudy production, is the key for the quarterback boosting his draft stock," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Sudfeld passed for 4,306 yards and 34 touchdowns, completing 60-percent of his passes in 2014.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 1 - 2:07 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Indiana senior OT Jason Spriggs is "a quick study with the needed movement skills for the position that has piqued the interest of NFL scouts."

"He needs to improve the timing and force of his punch in order to better control defenders, but he has the temperament needed to match up vs. fierce pass rushers. Spriggs is still developing and seeing new things, but he's a quick study with the needed movement skills for the position that has piqued the interest of NFL scouts," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Spriggs allowed just two sacks in 689 snaps, with 45 knockdowns, earning Honorable mention All-Big Ten honors last season. Spriggs has shown that he is durable, with 34 starts in 35 games for the Hoosiers at left tackle.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 30 - 3:22 PM

Indiana senior OT Jason Spriggs' "tools are impressive," observes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Highly athletic with an impressive ability to get to the second level despite challenging angles," Zierlein wrote. "Some scouts will fall in love with his athleticism, but his lack of pop and functional power must be addressed at some point." The scribe grades Spriggs as the No. 10 offensive lineman in the land. Spriggs runs a 4.82 forty, has a vertical of 37.5" and does 33 reps of 225 on the bench.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 29 - 6:23 PM

ESPN's Austin Ward believes Indiana HC Kevin Wilson's hot seat warmed up even more when he kicked S Antonio Allen off the team.

Allen was arrested on drug-dealing charges, not really giving Wilson much of a choice. "It was already clear at that point that Wilson's innovative offensive mind was going to deliver on that side of the ball, and part of the next step was loading up with enough talent to at least take a bit of pressure off his high-scoring attack," Ward wrote. The scribe documented the numerous high-profile defensive recruits Wilson landed who didn't reach graduation, Allen being the most recent. "After suffering another significant blow in the summer, there's no question his job just got even more difficult despite simultaneously doing it the right way," Ward wrote.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 18 - 9:44 PM

Indiana starting junior FS Antonio Allen was arrested on multiple felony drug charges.

The charges include two counts of dealing methamphetamine, two counts of dealing heroin and one count of dealing cocaine. Allen started 12 games in 2014 and led the team in tackles. According to Jeff Rabjohns, Allen is the third Indiana player to be arrested this offseason.
Source: Rivals
Jun 17 - 10:12 AM

Indiana redshirt freshman Tim Gardner is expected to start at RT.

This allows junior Dimitric Cameil to move to left guard next to senior left tackle Jason Spriggs, according to Brian Rosenthal. Gardner is a transfer from Bowling Green and was forced to sit out his first season with the Hoosiers. Indiana should have a different look on offense after losing Tevin Coleman and gaining a healthy Nate Sudfeld.
Jun 9 - 11:14 AM

Indiana coach Kevin Wilson said during the spring that senior OT Jason Spriggs has as much talent as any college lineman he has coached.

Spriggs has already started 34 games for the Hoosiers and has been the left tackle since his freshman campaign. "Spriggs could be drafted in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft in 2016," noted the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Wilson reported in March that Spriggs ran a 4.82 forty, had a vertical of 37.5" and did 33 reps of 225 on the bench. Those are tremendous numbers.
Jun 8 - 9:24 PM

NFL Media ranks Indiana HC Kevin Wilson as the No. 4 college football coach on the hot seat.

"IU looked to have some momentum heading into last season, having gone from one win in Wilson's first season to four in his second and five in his third," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "But injuries to his top two quarterbacks devastated the offense, and IU finished 4-8 last season. Conversely, the injuries likely gained him a reprieve from the firing line. IU is not a good program -- the Hoosiers have had only one winning record since 1994 -- but it's still hard to imagine Wilson surviving again if the Hoosiers don't go bowling." Wilson is 14-34 across four seasons. We give him a complete mulligan on last season: An ascending program was forced early to roll with a No. 3 QB who had no business playing that soon. The results were predictable. If star quarterback Nate Sudfeld had remained healthy all season, it's likely that the Hoosiers would have been bowl eligible.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 3 - 1:55 PM

Indiana redshirt sophomore WR Isaac Griffith was arrested for driving while intoxicated this past weekend.

Indiana University Police arrested Griffith on Saturday, and was booked on preliminary charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with endangerment, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content above 0.08, and illegal consumption, according to Indiana University Police Lt. Craig Munroe. The Indiana prospect has had a tough couple of years, as he nearly drowned and was placed in a medically-induced coma in March of 2014, when he was caught in a riptide.
Source: ESPN.com
May 26 - 2:25 PM

Scout.com's Jamie Newberg calls Indiana senior QB Nate Sudfeld an "outstanding QB prospect" and as "technically as sound as they come."

Newberg ranks Sudfeld as the No. 26 overall draft prospect, several slots ahead of far more hyped Big Ten QB Cardale Jones. "[Sudfeld] has a beautiful and quick release and nice mechanics," Newberg wrote. "In this area of the position he's further along than most. He can make all the passes, throw with velocity of change speeds. Sudfield has also shown the ability to throw with anticipation and to spots." In 14 career starts, the Hoosier prospect has thrown for 4,306 yards and 34 touchdowns on a 60-percent completion rate. Sudfeld missed most of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery.
Source: Scout.com
May 17 - 5:55 PM

Indiana sophomore RB Devine Redding "emerged from spring practice atop the depth chart at tailback," according to NFL.com's Mike Huguenin.

Although the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Redding is on top of the depth chart, the Hoosiers could choose to implement a two-back system, with UAB junior transfer Jordan Howard now in the mix. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Howard rushed for 1,587 yards last season for the Blazers. In a limited role last season, Redding rushed for 188 yards as the Hoosier's third-team tailback.
Source: NFL.com
May 12 - 3:18 PM

Saints signed Indiana DT Bobby Richardson.

Richardson (6'3/283) made 27 starts for the Hoosiers, amassing 22 career tackles for loss, 11 sacks, two forced fumbles, and three blocked kicks. Long armed (34 5/8") and athletic, Richardson ran 5.16 with a 32 1/2-inch vertical in Indianapolis. Undersized for both 3-4 end and 4-3 tackle, Richardson is best suited as a three-technique rotational inside pass rusher. He could become a full-time player if he can successfully add weight at the next level.
May 4 - 6:50 PM

Falcons selected Indiana RB Tevin Coleman with the No. 73 overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

Coleman (5'11/206) was an absurdly productive college runner, parlaying 452 career carries into 3,219 yards (7.12 YPC) and 28 TDs. He caught 54 passes in three seasons at IU. Coleman underwent post-season surgery on his right big toe and didn't work out until an April 15 Pro Day, where Coleman ran 4.39. On tape, Coleman exhibits stiff hips and can't beat contact, but his home-run ability is indisputable and rare. And Coleman can pass protect, which will get him on the field early. A boom-or-bust runner, Coleman has similarities to Chris Johnson in his prime, but also to Felix Jones as a one-trick-pony winner of open-field college sprints. Despite his limitations, Coleman will make for a high-ceiling fantasy prospect in Atlanta with run-game guru Kyle Shanahan. Coleman is a superior runner and all-around player to Devonta Freeman.
May 1 - 10:10 PM

NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport notes that he "would not be surprised" if Indiana RB Tevin Coleman "is the first RB off the board tonight."

The Indiana prospect was ranked as the third RB on some evaluators rankings. Coleman was super productive for the Hoosiers last season, rushing for 2,036 yards, while averaging 7.5 yards per carry. Coleman had official visits with the following RB-Needy teams: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions.
May 1 - 2:59 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Indiana senior CB Tim Bennett has "elite competitiveness with the quick reflexes to make plays vs. the pass and run."

The 5-foot-9, 186 pound Bennett finished his career with 157 tackles, 125 solo, one sack, 8.5 tackles for loss, one interception, and 32 pass breakups. The undersized corner started 27 games for the Hoosiers with 24 starts in his last two seasons at Indiana. Brugler notes that Bennett's "lack of size, speed and durability will limit his next level ceiling."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 28 - 3:09 PM


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