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2016 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns select Corey Coleman at #15

Pick AnalysisWith the 15th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor.


Pick Analysis

With the 15th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor. With Josh Gordon facing yet another suspension and no other really good options, adding a receiver makes a lot of sense. I like Coleman a lot. I liken him to Steve Smith Sr with his play style and playmaking ability. He is ultra-explosive, has very good hands and is a menace as a runner. He has to work on building his route tree and his route running, and this is maybe a slight reach but he has an excellent starting point to develop into a number 1 receiver. (Remy Cabache)

Player Analysis

During Art Briles tenure in Waco, there has been a long list of offensive skill players who have exploded statistically with some spectacular numbers that leap off the page.  Coleman is next on that list after a quite ridiculous season that resulted in 74 receptions for 1,363 yards (that’s 18.4 yards per catch) and 20 TDs.  It would be easy to look at recent receivers from this system who have had mixed success in the pros such as Kendall Wright and Terrence Williams.  Or that Coleman measures in at around 5ft 9 & ½.  But breaking down the film reveals a talent that ought to extend beyond Briles’ offence, to an electric and dynamic athletic talent that could see Coleman be what the Rams wanted Tavon Austin to be when they selected him no. 8 overall in the 2013 draft.  Coleman brings elite level speed and athleticism with fantastic quick-twitch movement and changes of direction that completely flat-foot cover men.  He may be short, but has an outstanding vertical leap that limits the issue somewhat.  There’s a handful of bad drops on film that concern, but his ability to get himself open makes him a nightmare to try and cover.  A lot of his big plays come purely from the mistakes he forces out of defensive backs.  His routes are very simple, as is commonplace for Bears receivers, but whether it be by deep go routes down the field or quick receptions designed to get him the ball in space and make yards after the catch, Coleman is an exceptionally dangerous playmaker who can strike big on any touch of the ball. (Rebecca Rennie)

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2016 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns select Corey Coleman at #15

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