Though he may have flown under the shadows cast by Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon and the preseason household name of Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah, Indiana running back Tevin Coleman had a very good season for the Hoosiers. He will not come back for more though, announcing he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
“This is my dream,” Coleman told EPSN, according to Joe Schad.
Many NFL Draft analysts believe Coleman will be one of the first running backs off the draft board next spring. In a league that has demphasized the importance of the running back, whether that means Coleman will be a first or second round player remains to be seen, although some suggest he has first round stock.
Coleman was the nation’s second-leading rusher, behind Wisconsin’s Gordon, with 2,036 yards and 15 touchdowns. Coleman was essentially the only weapon Indiana ended up having on offense following injury issues at quarterback for Kevin Wilson‘s team.