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2015 NFL Draft: Indianapolis Colts Pick Mississippi State Running Back Josh Robinson

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With the 205th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson.

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The sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft is currently ongoing, and the Indianapolis Colts have two picks close together with pick 205 and 207.  With the first of those two sixth round choices, the Colts drafted Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson.

Robinson (5-9, 215 pounds) entered 2014 as the starting running back for Mississippi State, rushing for 1,203 yards and 11 scores, and totaled 1,573 all-purpose yards - the second-highest total in school history.  In his career, Robinson played in 38 games (starting 13) and recorded five 100-yard rushing games and one 100-yard receiving game, also tying a school record by averaging 6.2 yards per carry in his career.  He's a tough running back (earning the nickname "Bowling Ball") and is a good running back and receiving threat out of the backfield.

The Colts could use a running back and Robinson is a very good option for them in the sixth round.  Frank Gore is the team's starter, and then after him the Colts have guys like Boom Herron, Vick Ballard, Zurlon Tipton, and Jeff Demps.  Robinson will compete with those guys for a roster spot, and perhaps for a bit of playing time as well.

Here's what our own Andrew Aziz wrote about Robinson in his draft guide (available for purchase here):

Robinson is a short but sturdy running back who is tough to bring down. He isn't speedy and he isn't quick, so he isn't a home run threat, but he gets the job done. He has thick thighs and that is probably why he has very good balance. He is a good all around running back who catches the ball well. He is also a solid pass protector. The Bulldogs liked to use him in all situations and that demonstrates his versatility.

Robinson doesn't look like a lead RB in the NFL, but could be a valuable pass catching RB or a 3rd down RB with a pass happy offense.

NFL Ceiling: Below Average Running Back

NFL Draft Projection: 5th Round - 6th Round

Here are the Colts' picks in the draft:

Here are the Colts remaining needs (in no particular order):

  • Running Back
  • Offensive Lineman
  • Defensive Lineman
  • Inside Linebacker
  • Pass Rusher
  • Safety