Running back isn’t dead or devalued, it’s just a changed position. That is why fans should get to learn the name Tevin Coleman for the 2015 NFL draft.
Weight: 210 lbs
Scouting quickie: One of those rare types who can go up the middle untouched because he has the patience to follow blocks and the acceleration to hit the hole and outrun the defense.
Tevin Coleman obviously isn’t in the same neighborhood as Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon right now, but the Hoosier running back sent a loud and clear message about his capabilities in the first week of the college football season when he trampled Indiana State for 247 yards and two touchdowns. He carried the ball 23 times and was the focal point of the offense throughout.
It’s worth noting he did it against limited competition but the intrigue doesn’t diminish. Coleman has ideal size and despite not catching any passes in the game, has shown he can. In 2013 he posted 193 yards receiving. As for the idea he hasn’t been tested, as a sophomore he had very productive outing against Michigan State (99 total yards and TD) and Penn State (147 total yards and TD). He will need to show more maturity and consistency this season but based on the upward trend he will garner a lot of attention in the 2015 NFL draft next April.