Running Back Josh Ferguson
Josh Ferguson’s name on this list may shock most people when considering he was an undrafted rookie. However, the Indianapolis Colts’ coaching staff has been saying they have plans to use Ferguson immediately.
This sentiment has been echoed by the people covering the Indianapolis Colts. ESPN’s Mike Wells thinks Ferguson will make the final 53-man roster and push Robert Turbin for the backup running back role.
Despite only standing at 5’9” and weighing less than 200 pounds, Ferguson is a potential weapon for the Colts out of the backfield. His speed and quickness allows him to be a move-the-chains type of player with big-play potential.
At the University of Illinois, Ferguson proved he is an excellent dual-threat running back. In 47 career games, he accumulated for 2,586 rushing yards and 1,507 receiving yards with the Fighting Illini.
Ferguson’s abilities are the reason why people believe he will be an impact player for the Colts in 2016. The Colts do not have any running backs on the roster with his “scat back” qualities.
Frank Gore is the Colts’ obvious starter with Ferguson, Turbin, Tyler Varga and Jordan Todman all battling for playing time and roster spots. Ferguson’s unique skill set should allow him to stand from the rest of the group.
Despite being an undrafted rookie, Ferguson is receiving a lot hype this offseason. It will be interesting to see if he lives up to the hype and becomes the impact player the Colts believe he will be in 2016.
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