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.
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.