Tevin Coleman Scouting Report

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Sep 13, 2014; Bowling Green, OH, USA; Indiana Hoosiers running back Tevin Coleman (6) against the Bowling Green Falcons at Doyt L. Perry Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Book on Coleman

The scouting world has warmed up to him a bit as he has gotten himself into the Top-75 prospect. They have to have someone to compare him to, so they compare him to Darren McFadden. However, they still don’t know what to make of him because of the shotgun-type of offense they run.

But they love his vision to see holes and read traffic along the line of scrimmage. They really like his ability to get skinny and burst through small holes with lightning acceleration, and the surprising power he has at his size. But what they like the most is that he’s a complete, 3-down running back that can catch the ball and pick up blitzes.

What they don’t love is that he tries to hit everything 1,000 miles an hour on stretch plays. They say he needs to throttle down a little to allow those cutback lanes to open up. Then they want to see him scan the defense better before the snap on screen plays to avoid the losses of yardage he’s had.

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