Indiana running back Tevin Coleman has confirmed he will enter the 2015 NFL draft, according to Joe Schad of ESPN.com (Twitter link). “This is my dream,” Coleman told Schad. The junior running back had reportedly been meeting with agents earlier this month, suggesting he was about to make the leap to the NFL.
Coleman, 21, racked up 2,036 rushing yards on 270 carries this season, adding 15 touchdowns to go along with his 7.5 yards per carry. A unanimous All-American, Coleman is viewed as a top-five running back in the 2015 draft class, ranking behind only Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley on ESPN’s current big board. CBSSports.com has Coleman ranked fourth among running backs – behind Gordon, Gurley, and Ameer Abdullah – and 50th overall.
Coleman becomes the sixth underclassmen running back to declare his intent to enter the 2015 draft. Gordon, Gurley, Jay Ayaji, Mike Davis, and Duke Johnson are all headed to the NFL as well. You can check out our running list of early entrants for 2015 right here.