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2. Tevin Coleman- Running Back- Indiana
Size: 6’1 210lbs
2012 Stats: 51 carries 225 yards 1 TD
2013 Stats: 131 carries 958 yards 12 TDs
2014 Stats: 270 carries 2,036 yards 15 TDs

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Strengths:

  • Runs North/South
  • Great cuts
  • Stays square
  • Nice burst to 2nd level
  • Bulldozer
  • Good speed

Analysis: Tevin Coleman is my favorite back of this draft class.  Coleman treats every carry like it will be his last, and if you get in his way as a defender-he will run you over.  Coleman’s acceleration through the line is unmatched in most running backs, and the power in his legs prevents defenders from arm tackling.  No doubt Coleman is one of the most physical backs in the class, combined with good speed that allowed him to beat defenders to the edge.

Need to Improve:

  • Patience-will outrun his blockers
  • Takes on too much contact
  • High pad level through initial contact
  • Can be better receiver

Analysis: While Coleman is a beast to bring down, if he wants to have a lengthy career in the NFL he will learn how to avoid contact and unnecessary hits to his body.  The abuse will begin to take its toll, and his body could break down earlier than most–something NFL front offices all too well.  At Indiana, Tevin relied on his speed too much and would outrun not only defenders, but his blockers as well.  He will not be able to do that at the next level, especially on the popular stretch-zone runs.

Round Prediction: 2

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