A Quick Look at Dan Herron, RB, Colts

By: Pete Davidson : August 10, 2014 9:54am

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I’ve gotten a few e-mails about Indianapolis RB Dan Herron, who obviously popped a bit this week in the Colts preseason game versus the Jets. Herron carried the ball seven times for 26 yards and also caught six passes for 36 yards including a nice 12-yard touchdown from Matt Hasselbeck.

The third year back out of Ohio State has been having a strong camp so far. Here’s what we had to say when Cincinnati drafted Herron back in 2012….

“A 6th rounder with middling ability, we think Herron is worth following due to the meager talent level of BJGE and Bernard Scott. If Herron makes the team, he could earn a role at some point. He has NFL ability and this was a good spot for him. Not a bad flier later in dynasty drafts.”

That’s pretty much what we saw the other night. A decent back with NFL ability, who could do some things if given the chance. He has plus size and is more agile than fast.  He's also capable of contributing on all three downs and near the goal line. 

Herron is certainly a guy to keep a close eye on because there are a lot of potential scenarios for him in Indianapolis. We all know that Ahmad Bradshaw goes down often, and if he goes down in 2014, there are going to be a lot of snaps available behind Trent Richardson. Richardson himself also has a fairly significant injury history.

This all makes Herron a very relevant player and it makes rookie RB Zurlon Tipton a player to watch as well. 


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