The Indiana football team had only one player drafted this year, but it may change soon. The Hoosiers may very well have several NFL level talents on its current roster.
The Indiana Hoosiers had just one player drafted in this year’s NFL draft. Simon Stepaniak was taken 209th overall by the Green Bay Packers. The 6’4″ guard was also the lone invitee to the combine from Indiana this draft cycle.
Indiana has one of the most talented rosters it has ever had right now and it would not be surprising to see both the number of combine invites and IU players getting drafted rising substantially in the coming years. Head Coach Tom Allen has been a great recruiter in his time leading the Hoosiers, as he’s had Indiana rising up the recruiting class rankings consistently.
One of the biggest changes since Allen’s arrival has been the uptick in players with great athleticism taking the field for the Hoosiers. Speed and quickness have been greatly improved on both sides of the ball for Indiana, and it really showed in the increase in explosive plays.
Landing better and more explosive athletes is one of the biggest indicators a program is on the rise. Indiana has been doing that over the past couple of recruiting cycles. The next step in showing recruits Indiana is a big-time program is taking high-quality recruits, and bettering them in order to pave the way for them to be drafted or sign with an NFL team. While Indiana has had marginal success with this aspect of the process, look for the Hoosiers to make great strides in the coming years.
In this article, we evaluate some current Hoosiers with promising NFL potential.