Running Back Josh Ferguson
Josh Ferguson has been one of the most hyped undrafted rookies in the NFL this offseason. The Hall of Fame game is the first chance people will have to see him in action.
The Indianapolis Colts have said nothing but good things about Ferguson. They believe he will be an integral part of their offense in 2016.
The 5-10, 200-pound scat back is drawing comparisons to NFL veteran Darren Sproles by both the Colts’ executives and national pundits.
This is a lot of praise for an undrafted rookie, but the hype is somewhat understandable. Ferguson was a stud at the University of Illinois. In his college career, he earned 2,586 rushing yards, 1507 receiving yards and 26 total touchdowns.
The Colts hope Ferguson’s college skills can translate to the NFL. They plan to use Ferguson immediately in third down situations. For this reason, it is unclear how much Ferguson will play Sunday. Hopefully, the Colts give him 5-10 touches.
Preseason games are not always the key indicator of a rookie’s success. Remember, Josh Robinson played well for the Colts last preseason but struggled in the regular season. He is not on the team’s roster this year.
Nonetheless, it will still be interesting to see how Ferguson does in his first preseason game.
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