Tevin Coleman still on the board after first round #iufb

Tevin Coleman’s wish didn’t come true.

When he announced in December his intentions to enter the 2015 NFL Draft, the former Indiana running back did so with the goal of being among the first 32 picks. After round one concluded late Thursday night, Coleman remained on the board.

Indiana has not had a player taken in the first round since 1994, when the New York Giants selected receiver Thomas Lewis with the No. 24 overall pick. No Big Ten team has had a longer drought.

Perhaps due to durability and value concerns, NFL teams shied away from taking a running back in the first round in each of the last two drafts before St. Louis picked Georgia’s Todd Gurley with the No. 10 overall pick on Thursday. San Diego later traded up two picks to get Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon at No. 15.

Coleman, who visited Dallas, Baltimore, Carolina, Detroit and Atlanta, is expected to be picked Friday, when the NFL stages rounds two and three.

3 comments

  1. I hope you’re right CalCheaneyfan, but Gurley is really, really good. It’s all about getting on the right team, with the right coach, and then staying healthy. I wish Coleman the best.

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