NFL Mock Draft 2015: Pre-Combine Projections

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29. Indianapolis Colts

Jan 1, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Wisconsin Badgers running back Melvin Gordon (25) runs the ball in the first half against the Auburn Tigers in the 2015 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Wisconsin defeated Auburn 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Well, it’s time for the Colts to move on from Trent Richardson. He simply hasn’t performed as the Colts thought he would, and they have struggled to move the ball on the ground. Andrew Luck has carried the offense at times with his exceptional passing ability, but for the Colts to be a legitimate threat in the playoffs, they need to establish a solid run game. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon leads a deep running back class, and can become a major player in this offense. He excels in the open-field and is difficult to stop once he gets going. His pass-catching is an improving area of his game, too.. RB. Wisconsin. Melvin Gordon. 29. player. 46

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