IU's Coleman headed to Atlanta

Published May. 3, 2015 11:26 a.m. ET

Tevin Coleman might have had to wait a little longer than he had hoped to be picked in the NFL draft, but the former Indiana star had no complaints about his destination after the Atlanta Falcons picked him in the third round.

"It's a great feeling," Coleman told the Chicago Tribune. "I was hoping Atlanta would pick me up. The style of running they do, they spread it out like we did in college. This is the greatest feeling in the world."

Whether a toe injury that did not seem to hamper Coleman much during the second half of the season but did require surgery to repair scared off some teams, Coleman wasn't sure, but he was happy to report he is feeling no ill effects from it.

"I'm starting as a rookie," Coleman said. "Whoever is in front of me, I'm taking their spot."

(H/T Chicago Tribune)

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