Written By Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
Signing Day has come and gone and the next progression in the college football offseason is the NFL Draft Combine that is being held in Indianapolis February 17-23 and is broadcast on the NFL Network. The combine is a weeklong workout for NFL scouts where players go through various drills, including the 40-yard dash, the bench press and the shuttle run. This year the NFL has invited two Hoosiers, running back Tevin Coleman and defensive lineman Bobby Richardson, to participate in the combine.
Tevin Coleman, Running Back-
Coleman, a junior, had the best season ever by an Indiana University running back. He set the school record for rushing yards in a single season with 2,036 on 270 carries. That is a mind blowing 7.5 yards per carry. Coleman also scored 15 touchdowns. What may be even more impressive is that he put up these numbers while the Hoosiers did not have much of a passing game after the sixth game of the season. For his career Coleman has 3,219 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns. Coleman was finalist for the Doak Walker Award given to the nation's top running back and was named a consensus first team All-American in 2015.
Bobby Richardson, Defensive Line-
Bobby Richardson played in 45 games in his four-year career at IU, starting 27 of them. During his tenure in Bloomington the Tampa, Florida native made 129 tackles, sacked the quarterback 11 times, produced 22 tackles for loss, while blocking three kicks. He also forced two fumbles, had one fumble recover and knocked down six passes. His efforts during his senior year earned him the Chris Dal Sasso Award, which is given to the most outstanding Hoosier lineman and All-Big Ten honorable mention.