Falcons To Meet With Indiana RB Tevin Coleman Before Draft

Drew Daudelin of WFIU Radio writes that Indiana running back Tevin Coleman is set to visit with the Atlanta Falcons on April 21, little more than a week before April 30’s 2015 NFL Draft. Coleman is one of the premier running backs in this year’s draft class and recently was able to work out at his own personal pro day earlier this week. There were 23 NFL teams in attendance, which the Falcons were almost certainly among them.

Coleman had foot surgery at the end of the season, preventing him from working out at the Scouting Combine in February as well as Indiana’s regular pro day on March 30. While still recovering from that injury, Coleman wasn’t able to do any shuttle or jumps during this week’s workout, but did run the 40-yard dash. He posted times right around 4.4 seconds, indicating that the injury has not diminished his trademark long speed.

Despite dealing with nagging ankle, foot and toe injuries throughout 2014, Coleman did not miss a game and finished second in the nation behind only Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon with 2,036 rushing yards. Coleman had 270 carries, averaging 7.5 yards per attempt, along with 15 touchdowns. He also added 25 receptions for 141 yards in the passing game. Coleman’s breakout season came after leading the Hoosiers in rushing as a sophomore in 2013. That season, he had 131 carries for 958 yards (7.5 average), 12 touchdowns and 19 receptions.

Coleman also served as Indiana’s primary kickoff returner during his freshman season, averaging 23.6 yards on 24 returns with a touchdown. He served a team captain this past year as a junior and was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, given to the top running back in the nation.

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