Melvin Gordon   #28 RB

Height: 6-1   Weight: 215   Age: 25

Born: 4/13/1993 Kenosha , WI

College: Wisconsin

Experience: 4th season

High School: Mary Bradford HS [Kenosha, WI]









Draft 2015

Pick No.15

Selected By: San Diego Chargers

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 15 (15)

Pick Analysis: In 2014, posted the second-most single-season rushing yards in FBS History with 2,587 (Barry Sanders is No. 1 with 2,628 in 1988). Won Doak Walker Award (nation's best running back) and was selected first-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten. Was Heisman runner-up to Marcus Mariota. Gordon briefly held the FBS single-game rushing record with 408 yards against Nebraska. Set school records with 12 100-yard games and six 200-yard games. Led the nation with 29 rushing touchdowns. In 2013, selected second-team All-Big Ten after leading the nation with 7.8 yards per carry. Was the only player in FBS with three runs of 70-plus yards. In 2012, rushed for 216 yards in Big Ten Championship Game against Nebraska. In 2011, played in three games before a groin injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season. Was first-team All-State and Offensive Player of the Year in Wisconsin after rushing for 2,009 yards and 38 touchdowns as a senior. Growing up, Michigan State cornerback and 2015 draft prospect Trae Waynes was his best friend.


Video Playlist

  1. Chargers pick Gordon No. 15

    Published: April 30, 2015 at 09:58 p.m.

    The San Diego Chargers pick Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon No. 15 in the 2015 NFL Draft.

  2. Telesco: 'Gordon has dynamic playmaking ability'

    Published: May 1, 2015 at 12:46 p.m.

    San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco discusses his excitement for the arrival of running back Melvin Gordon and the Chargers plan for day two of the 2015 NFL Draft.

  3. 2015 Draft profile: RB Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin

    Published: April 7, 2015 at 09:24 p.m.

    Take a look at the college highlights of University of Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon.

  4. The friendship of Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes

    Published: April 29, 2015 at 03:00 a.m.

    High school teammates Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes' friendship has continued to stay strong, even after attending rival colleges.

  5. Melvin Gordon's fantasy outlook

    Published: April 30, 2015 at 09:56 p.m.

    NFL Senior Fantasy Analyst Michael Fabiano breaks down the fantasy value of San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon.

  6. First Draft: Melvin Gordon

    Published: Feb. 27, 2015 at 07:05 p.m.

    Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is excited for the next step in his career as he relives his greatest football memory of rushing for 408 yards against Nebraska.

  7. Pro Comparison: Melvin Gordon

    Published: Feb. 13, 2015 at 02:00 p.m.

    Bucky Brooks takes a look at NFL prospect Melvin Gordon and discusses which NFL player he compares best with.

  8. Best NFL comparison for Melvin Gordon

    Published: Feb. 27, 2015 at 07:21 p.m.

    The "Path to the Draft" crew debates which former and current NFL running backs most closely compare to Wisconsin running back and draft prospect Melvin Gordon.

  9. Mayock analyzes Melvin Gordon

    Published: Feb. 21, 2015 at 02:27 p.m.

    NFL Media's Mike Mayock takes a closer look at Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. Find out which NFL player he is compared to.

  10. Melvin Gordon: 2015 NFL Scouting Combine press conference

    Published: Feb. 19, 2015 at 05:26 p.m.

    Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon addresses the media at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.

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