Indiana Football: 2018 NFL Draft News and Notes

The NFL draft begins on April 26, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.  Several former Indiana football players are either likely to be drafted or signed as free agents.  We will monitor their draft projections over the next several months.

We’ve received several questions regarding who is likely to be drafted and/or end up on a NFL practice squad next year.  It is still early in the draft process with most bowl games and the combine still forthcoming.  Many major draft services have yet to release a full mock draft for all rounds.

Nevertheless, we have found some lesser known mock drafts that include various IU prospects projected to be drafted or signed as a free agent.  These should at least help you start to develop an idea on who might be drafted and approximately where in the draft they might go:

SIMMIE COBBS – WR

  • 5th overall WR / 57th overall by nfldraftscout.com
  • DraftTek.com – 78th overall
  • WalterFootball.com – 82nd overall
  • 82nd pick on draftwire.usatoday.com mock draft (December 20th)
  • 71st overall on scouturf.com
(Photo – Chuck Burton / AP)

TEGRAY SCALES – OLB

  • 5th ranked OLB / 210th overall on nfldraftscout.com
  • WalterFootball.com – 8th ranked OLB / projected rounds 3-5
  • 67th pick on draftwire.usatoday.com mock (December 20th)
  • Projected in the 6th/7th round by proplayerinsiders.com
  • 68th overall by scouturf.com
  • East West Shrine Game invite
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

CHRIS COVINGTON – OLB

  • Projected in the 5th round by proplayerinsiders.com
  • 29th ranked OLB by nfldraftscout.com
  • NFLPA Collegiate Bowl invite
(Photo by Darron Cummings / AP)

IAN THOMAS – TE

  • 80th overall by nfldraftscout.com
  • Projected 3rd/4th round by proplayerinsiders.com
  • ranked 240th overall by drafttek.com
  • 155th overall by scouturf.com
  • Invited to Senior Bowl
(Photo courtesy of iuhoosiers.com)

RASHARD FANT – CB

  • Projected in the 6th round by proplayerinsiders.com
  • 12th ranked CB on nfldraftscout.com
  • 198th overall on scouturf.com

GRIFFIN OAKES – K

  • Ranked 212th overall player by drafttek.com
  • 3rd ranked kicker, 278th overall by nfldraftscout.com
(Photo credit – Ben Mikesell / iuhoosiers.com)

RICHARD LAGOW – QB

  • 23rd ranked QB by WalterFootball.com
  • 26th ranked QB by nfldraftscout.com
  • 26th ranked QB by drafttek.com
  • Invited to Tropical Bowl
(Photo credit – Noble Guyon/IDS)

Main Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

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