Josh Ferguson, RB Illinois
The 5’9″, 198 pound senior running back rushed for 708 total rushing yards on 129 carries (5.5 ypc avg) and 3 touchdowns in 9 games:
However, he also made a significant impact through the air, as he caught 37 receptions for 280 receiving yards and 2 touchdown receptions.
While Ferguson doesn’t have the size to be a true “bellcow” of a running back, he does have the quickness and receiving skills to become a quality 3rd down or change-of-pace running back for the Colts backfield (via his NFL.com draft profile):
"DRAFT PROJECTION Rounds 5 or 6"
"NFL COMPARISON Ronnie Hillman BOTTOM LINE Small and lean waterbug of a running back. Ferguson’s ability to change direction instantaneously and create explosive yardage as a runner or pass catcher could make him a dangerous weapon in the hands of the right NFL team. Ferguson has the hands and route running potential to be considered as a slot receiver option to go along with being a change of pace back. Ferguson won’t rack up a high number of touches in the pros, but he has the playmaking ability to make a game-changing play here or there."