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2016 NFL Draft: Player Profiles – Corey Coleman

Wide Receiver, Baylor 5ft 11in – 194lbs40yd dash: 4.37s


Wide Receiver, Baylor 5ft 11in – 194lbs

40yd dash: 4.37sBench Press: 17 reps
Vertical Jump: 40.5in3 Cone Drill: N/A
Broad Jump: 10ft 9in20yd Shuttle: N/A

Coleman has been a busy boy in the draft process. The Baylor speedster has worked out with 6 teams and had private visits with 4. This is no doubt due to the one major concern people have about Coleman, which is the precision and variety of his route running. His 2015 production was off the charts: 74 receptions, 1,363 yards and 20 touchdowns and his pure athleticism is unrivaled in this draft class but the Baylor offense is very barebones for a receiver compared to the NFL offenses. Slant, hitch, post and fly – that’s all Coleman ran in college, and while it was brutally successful NFL offenses ask for so much more from their receivers that Coleman could struggle early on in his career, but in the hands of an inventive offensive coordinator Coleman could be devastating. Of course, the recent failures of similar players such as Cordarrelle Patterson and Percy Harvin may scare some teams off of drafting Coleman early, but to tar him with their brush would undersell his ability. Coleman can leave even the fastest corners flat-footed and has a very good vertical which helps mitigate his 5 foot 11 frame. San Francisco, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit and Carolina have all spent time with Coleman to some degree or another. The Bengals, who lost both Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones in free agency, have been the most active with Coleman, meeting with him at the Combine, having a private workout and also a private visit. The Bengals sit at #24 in the first round, which is roughly where people have been placing Coleman on big boards and mock draft. The Lions probably have more desperate needs than receiver, but he would be a very useful addition for them and a reasonable selection #16.

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Toby Durant

A passionate and opinionated writer, I am currently the NFL editor for RealSport. However, I also contribute to F1, WWE, Football, and other sections of the site, and I have covered the NFL International Series for RealSport and previously contributed to SB Nation.

 

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2016 NFL Draft: Player Profiles – Corey Coleman

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