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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

Indiana RB Tevin Coleman's "blazing open-field speed allowed him to punish Big Ten defenders," notes NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

Coleman posted 2,036 yards rushing on 7.5 yards per carry last season. "In the NFL, running backs are either creators or tackle breakers, and according to STATS data Coleman was neither," Zierlein wrote. "Coleman broke a tackle or made someone miss on just 12.2 percent of his carries. Melvin Gordon, Jay Ajayi and Todd Gurley all finished at just over 21 percent, while Duke Johnson clocked in at 19 percent. If Coleman gets in the right scheme, he has a chance to become an electric ball carrier with home-run potential on any given carry. However, if he doesn't show more wiggle or physicality through contact, scheme won't matter." CBS Sports' Dane Brugler compares Coleman to DeMarco Murray, while others have likened the Hoosier to Jamaal Charles or Chris Johnson.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 28 - 12:28 AM

ESPN's Todd McShay writes that when Indiana RB Tevin Coleman "gets a crease, it's over."

"He's a little like Jamaal Charles and Chris Johnson in terms of his ability to accelerate quickly through the hole and break off a big gain," McShay wrote. The analyst told of his experience watching tape of Ohio State's Mike Bennett or Iowa's Carl Davis and seeing Coleman constantly ripping off long touchdown runs. Indeed, Coleman led the country in 30-, 40-, 50- and 60-yard runs and tied for the lead in 70-, 80- and 90-yard runs. "I don't think Coleman is a complete back, as he doesn't have ideal power and balance and he's a little bit high-cut, but he's an elite breakaway threat that a team would do well to draft later on Day 2," McShay wrote.
Apr 26 - 9:03 PM

Lions RB coach Curtis Modkins attended Indiana RB Tevin Coleman's personal Pro Day on April 15.

As if the Coleman-to-Detroit narrative needed more dots to connect. NFL teams don't send position coaches to workouts not featuring players under serious consideration. We didn't need Modkins' attendance in Indiana to confirm Detroit's attraction to Coleman, but it certainly solidifies that idea. Coleman is a tremendous fit and would add home run speed to the NFL's slowest backfield. Beat writer Dave Birkett adds that HC Jim Caldwell popped Donald Brown in the first round during his first year as the Colts' head coach. We think Detroit would be making a mistake by taking Coleman at No. 23 overall, but it's not out of the question.
Apr 26 - 4:09 PM

Indiana RB Tevin Coleman is "not going to be a power back, and his long-term durability is a concern, but there's no question he's a home run hitter," wrote ESPN's Todd McShay.

The analyst passes along that some are comparing Coleman to Chris Johnson because of his skill set and body type. "He ran in the 4.3s at his pro day in the 40-yard dash, and that translates to the field," McShay wrote. "His lateral agility isn't great, and neither is his power, but he's a great fit for a zone-blocking scheme that will take advantage of his above-average vision and patience and allows him to make one cut and explode up the field once a crease opens up." Coleman could be an attractive Round 2 option.
Apr 25 - 10:27 PM

Indiana RB Tevin Coleman's forty times at his personal pro day ranged from the high 4.3's to the low 4.4s and he could go "much earlier than most expect," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Some teams grade Coleman almost the equal to another Big Ten running back in the 2015 NFL Draft, Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin, and the opinion of many scouts is Coleman ranks as one of the top three backs in the draft," Pauline wrote. "There's also a belief the junior is not a very motivated player, which upon further investigation is wrong. Coleman has a quiet personality and, at times, has to have the conversation drawn from him." Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson is telling teams that Coleman works on the little things like film study and his introverted personality should not be mistaken for a lack of work ethic. Reps from 22 teams -- including RB coaches of the Jags, Cards, Cowboys and Colts -- were at Coleman's workout, with the Chargers intriguingly sending all of their offensive coaches. Coleman dined with the Texans Tuesday and is meeting with the Lions, Titans and Patriots Wednesday.
Apr 15 - 6:35 PM

NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney cautions that Indiana RB Tevin Coleman's "running style is not smooth and he bloated his stats against weaker teams."

"Except for lacking impressive power and a problem with fumbling, Coleman is exceptional at all tasks required of a running back," Cooney wrote. Colleague Dane Brugler compares Coleman to DeMarco Murray. Coleman is coming off a nagging toe injury, of which he said: "He took a sesamoid bone out and attached a tendon to the other bone. It happened in the fifth game of the season. I played through it, had surgery after the season. It was definitely painful."
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 14 - 4:23 PM

NFL Media's Gil Brandt believes Indiana DL Bobby Richardson has the desired frame to move to the OL.

The transition has worked for J.R. Sweezy but not (so far) for Williams Campbell. Richardson is flying a bit under the radar along the DL. "He's got long arms (33 1/4 inches) and big hands (11 1/8 inches), which are good reasons to at least try him out on offense," Brandt writes.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 5 - 10:00 AM

Indiana WR Shane Wynn will visit the Raiders and Browns, according to Aaron Wilson.

Wynn recorded a 36-inch vertical and 10-foot broad at his pro day. Both Wilson and Tony Pauline reported times under 4.3 seconds for Wynn's forty. Wynn stands 5'7/167 lbs, so the speed could allow him to find a role and compensate for size.
Mar 31 - 11:01 AM

The Cowboys confirmed Todd Gurley, Jay Ajayi, Tevin Coleman, Ameer Abdullah and Melvin Gordon III will visit the team.

The five will count against the Cowboys top 30 visits. It seems obvious the team will invest in a running back early in the draft, and almost certainly in the top three rounds. Expect to see each mocked with Dallas at some point in the next month. Gurley is a complete back, but the rest certainly have areas where they win.
Mar 25 - 12:34 PM


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