Earlier this week, Colts general manager Ryan Grigson admitted that the Colts are not done addressing their running back position this offseason despite already signing two players, and it's entirely possible that the Colts could choose to address the position through the draft.
They have shown interest in some backs already in the draft process, and we can add another name to the list. According to the National Football Post's Aaron Wilson, the Colts talked with Illinois State running back Marshaun Coprich at his pro day recently. Wilson notes that the Chicago Bears also talked with Coprich.
Coprich had an incredibly productive career at Illinois State, as he played in 52 games and rushed for 5,201 yards and 59 touchdowns, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. He also caught 33 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown, while being a two-time Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Year. In 2014, he rushed for 2,274 yards and 27 touchdowns, and he followed that up by rushing for 1,967 yards and 23 touchdowns in his senior season in 2015. The one big concern with Coprich is off-the-field stuff, as he was arrested in May of 2015 for selling marijuana to an undercover police officer. He pled guilty and was sentenced to probation as a first-time offender.
The Colts will be looking for a running back who can play behind Frank Gore and develop to hopefully take over those starting duties one day. Coprich has a lot of potential and dominated his level of play in college, so he could wind up being a productive day three pick for some team. He can be a threat as both a runner and a receiver, and in fact he caught passes with the wide receivers at Illinois State's pro day as well. As the Colts continue to look into potential running backs that they could grab in the draft this year, Marshaun Coprich is a very intriguing name who could be there on day three, so it makes sense why the Colts would want to talk with him further at his pro day.