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So your team has just drafted Tevin Coleman, huh? Well, here are the basics of what you need to know about the former IU running back who will soon be joining your team.


In Tevin Coleman, you are getting a dynamic back who has the ability to break through any defense. Coleman ran for 2,000 yards last season, scoring 15 touchdowns and averaging 7.5 yards per carry, all in only 12 games.


Let me reiterate that.


He ran for 2,000 yards at Indiana University, a school whose football team has made just one bowl game in only 20 years. On a team that finished 4-8 on the season. In addition, he was one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award, which is given to the top running back in college football each season. Thus, the fact that Coleman was able to put up such numbers on a team that has historically not been very good is quite a feat, and makes me believe that he can succeed anywhere.



Three things to know about Coleman's running style

1. It's boom or bust when he has the ball. Coleman might only gain a yard or two on a few carries in a row. Then, out of nowhere, he'll bust out a 75-yard touchdown. This has been part of the thrill of watching Coleman over the past couple years - you'll never know when he's going to break out a huge play for your team. It's an adrenaline rush even just watching him on your couch.


2. He's primarily a north-south running back who tries to get downfield as quickly as possible. Coleman has the ability to get through tackles, and is more likely to run down the middle of the field and cut to the outside later once he's broken through the defense, instead of trying to cut to the sidelines right from the line of scrimmage.


3. He's a master of finding the open spaces. Coleman's downfield vision is what will make him such an asset to any NFL team. Once he does get into the open, his breakneck speed makes him tough for defenders to catch.



Three things to watch for in training camp

1. How will Coleman adapt outside Kevin Wilson's fast-paced spread offense?Coleman played in a great system for his strengths at Indiana - one in which he was able to use his speed and his skillset to great advantage. With Coleman moving to more of a pro-style offense from what he played for in Bloomington, I'll be interested to see how he adapts.


2. Can he be the starter from day one? At 6-1 and 210 pounds, Coleman is not an undersized back by any means. So he's not a "raw talent" and could be ready to go on day one. However, this really depends on how he performs in the preseason, along with what other running backs are on his team. Maybe it might be best for Coleman to not be thrust into the starting role right away and study under a veteran RB for a year? Or perhaps a team is looking for Coleman as a change-of-pace guy to use on third downs?


3. Will he still have injury concerns? This is actually another remarkable feat of Coleman's: he ran most of his 2,000 yards last season on a broken toe. If this injury is still nagging by the summer, however, it may affect how he performs in training camp. It would be a shame if he aggravated something before his professional career even started.


As you can see, we are all big Tevin Coleman fans on this blog, as he was a great player to have at IU for three seasons, and we're hopeful that he'll go on and do great things in the league.



Still not convinced?

Here, go watch this highlight reel from his last season as a Hoosier.



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Tevin runs very fluidly.

He kicks into that higher gear with a great deal of ease too.

He could be a special back for us.

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Still not feeling the left hand only thing.

Hopefully that gets corrected.

Besides that he seems like a tough dude with a remarkable trait of acceleration. His top speed may not be that of a true burner, but he gets to 0-60 in an instant.

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Still not feeling the left hand only thing.

Hopefully that gets corrected.

Besides that he seems like a tough dude with a remarkable trait of acceleration. His top speed may not be that of a true burner, but he gets to 0-60 in an instant.

Emmitt Smith was left hand only. As long as your aren't putting the ball on the ground, I got no problem with it.

He's best run was at the 4:00 mark, where he had to find the hole and little backside and planted his foot and hit though it.

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Still not feeling the left hand only thing.

Hopefully that gets corrected.

Besides that he seems like a tough dude with a remarkable trait of acceleration. His top speed may not be that of a true burner, but he gets to 0-60 in an instant.

He runs a 4.4. For the NFL RB thats def a burner. Turner was a 4.4 coming into the NFL. Peterson was a 4.4. Anywhere from 4.3-4.5 and I'm good with the RB. He also has quick feet to balance the speed. I like that about him as well.
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He runs a 4.4. For the NFL RB thats def a burner. Turner was a 4.4 coming into the NFL. Peterson was a 4.4. Anywhere from 4.3-4.5 and I'm good with the RB. He also has quick feet to balance the speed. I like that about him as well.

4.4 is Julio speed. I dont think anybody is labeling him a burner. He's just really fast.

Charles, Johnson in his prime, Hester in his prime...thats what I consider burners. Turner was fast. Burner just rhymes with Turner and i think that's why the nickname really stuck.

Dont get me wrong, Campbell is fast, but I think it's more about his acceleration than pure speed.

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4.4 is Julio speed. I dont think anybody is labeling him a burner. He's just really fast.

Charles, Johnson in his prime, Hester in his prime...thats what I consider burners. Turner was fast. Burner just rhymes with Turner and i think that's why the nickname really stuck.

Dont get me wrong, Campbell is fast, but I think it's more about his acceleration than pure speed.

Julio is a 4.3 and you know he's a burner by how defenses play him. He's just not a shifty 4.3. He's a straight ahead 4.3. But if you're talking NFL a burner is a 4.4 runner. That's breakaway and rarely ran down speed. A 4.3 is a burner as well. And there isn't much difference in 4.3 and 4.4. There are slow 4.3 runners because its only straight ahead speed and don't have the quick feet. Then you have a guys like CJ that are fast and quick. Tevin is fast and quick. Marshall Faulk was a 4.4 and I know you know if he got in open field he wasn't getting caught. I ran a high 4.3 low 4.4 when I played football AND was super quick. If I got in open field I was gone. The key 40 time has always been 4.4 for speed guys. Anything faster was a freak. Deion was a freak, Hester freak, CJ freak, Vick Freak.
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Julio is a 4.3 and you know he's a burner by how defenses play him. He's just not a shifty 4.3. He's a straight ahead 4.3. But if you're talking NFL a burner is a 4.4 runner. That's breakaway and rarely ran down speed. A 4.3 is a burner as well. And there isn't much difference in 4.3 and 4.4. There are slow 4.3 runners because its only straight ahead speed and don't have the quick feet. Then you have a guys like CJ that are fast and quick. Tevin is fast and quick. Marshall Faulk was a 4.4 and I know you know if he got in open field he wasn't getting caught. I ran a high 4.3 low 4.4 when I played football AND was super quick. If I got in open field I was gone. The key 40 time has always been 4.4 for speed guys. Anything faster was a freak. Deion was a freak, Hester freak, CJ freak, Vick Freak.

I'd have to say our rating systems differ then. Julio clocked at 4.39, same as campbell. These guys to me are "fast". They play Julio how they do because he's a physical freak with speed. Not because he's a burner so to speak.

Teams play desean jackson off with a safety high because he's a burner. Mike Wallace is a burner.

Once players start getting into that 4.35 to 4.30 are burners to me. 4.2 anything officially recorded or reported is freak to me.

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I'd have to say our rating systems differ then. Julio clocked at 4.39, same as campbell. These guys to me are "fast". They play Julio how they do because he's a physical freak with speed. Not because he's a burner so to speak.

Teams play desean jackson off with a safety high because he's a burner. Mike Wallace is a burner.

Once players start getting into that 4.35 to 4.30 are burners to me. 4.2 anything officially recorded or reported is freak to me.

They play julio the same way they play Desean. The differnce is you have to also worry about Roddy White so it changes the coverage. But like I said there are slow 4.3 players. The difference in the guys you're talking about is they are quick as well as fast. The 40 time is just a straight line speed that's all. Calvin Johnson is a 4.35 and they call him a freak. Julio is referred to as a freak. Randy Miss is a freak but you get into burner territory if your a quick 4.4. If you don't think you can get burned by a 4.4 guy just pay attention. It's not about the straight line speed. It's about the quickness that goes with it. If your just straight line fast chances are you're not that effective. I feel you. That's your personal opinion and I respect it but a 4.4 guy is not gonna get caught in the NFL from behind. He's a burner too. You just downgraded your opinion to burner is 4.35 and under. Just watch his highlights. You'll see dude is a burner. Fast AND quick.
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Devonta Freeman is expecting the Falcons to use a multi-back system this season.

The Falcons are a great bet to improve their run game under new OC Kyle Shanahan. The question is who will be getting the carries. Expect Freeman, third-round rookie Tevin Coleman and home-run hitter Antone Smith to all be in the mix. We'd give Coleman the edge for a majority share right now based on natural talent, but exact roles will be sorted out through competition.

Related: Antone Smith, Tevin Coleman

Source: ESPN.com May 4 - 12:16 PM

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I'd have to say our rating systems differ then. Julio clocked at 4.39, same as campbell. These guys to me are "fast". They play Julio how they do because he's a physical freak with speed. Not because he's a burner so to speak.

Teams play desean jackson off with a safety high because he's a burner. Mike Wallace is a burner.

Once players start getting into that 4.35 to 4.30 are burners to me. 4.2 anything officially recorded or reported is freak to me.

Julio ran a 4.39 on a fractured foot. Julio is just as fast as Wallace and DeSean.

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