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Report: Indiana running back Jordan Howard to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft

Indiana junior running back Jordan Howard will reportedly declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. If the report is true, it would mark the second straight year an IU running back left early for the draft.

According to a report from Optimum Sports' and The Sporting News' Eric Galko, Indiana running back Jordan Howard will declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. 

https://twitter.com/OptimumScouting/status/673952944958517248

Howard, a junior, finished with 1,213 yards rushing and nine touchdowns in nine games this season, highlighted by a 238-yard, three-touchdown effort against Michigan. Despite an injury-shortened regular season, he still boasted second-best rushing average in the Big Ten and 10th-best nationally at 134.8 yards per game. Those feats earned him All-Big Ten First Team honors this year. 

If Galko's report ends up being accurate, it would mark the second conseuctive year an Indiana running back declared early for the NFL Draft. Former Hoosier running back Tevin Coleman departed early last year and was selected the third round (No. 73 overall) by the Atlanta Falcons. 


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