Breaking Burgundy's Film Analyst Paul Conner will be in the lab crunching film on college prospects up until the 2016 NFL Draft. He will be sharing his notes on each player he watches throughout the process.
Position: Wide Receiver
Ben Standig's mock draft for CSNmidatlantic.com: No. 28 to the Chiefs (2/15)
(Analysis of games vs. West Virginia, Oklahoma State, and Kansas)
Positives: Coleman is an explosive athlete. His quick feet help him make defenders miss and earn yards after the catch in the open field. Those feet will also help him with his route running at the next level once a receiver coach works with him. His long speed and quick acceleration can help him be a problem at any level of the field. Coleman is very good at tracking the ball when it is in the air. He has the ability to catch balls over his shoulder with defenders on him. Furthermore, Coleman is good at catching with his hands, able to snag the ball before turning around to make a defender miss. Finished with 20 touchdowns and an 18.4 yards per catch average on 74 grabs last season.
Concerns: Coleman gives away the play by his stance. I could tell with a high accuracy if the play was a pass or run just based off his stance. A receivers coach is going to get on him quickly about correcting that and it shouldn't be a hard fix. I have questions about what kind of team player he is going to be. If the play wasn't too him, he didn't do anything on the field. He didn't block in the run game, he didn't run fake routes or coverage off.
If drafted by Redskins: The trend seems to suggest that GM Scot McCloughan would like to add some size to the Redskins receiver corps but he did draft Jamison Crowder last year. If he deems Coleman a "football player," he won't hesitate to pull the trigger if Coleman is the top player on his board. The decision with DeSean Jackson's contract could also alter thinking.
Paul Conner is the Film Analyst and a Draft Evaluator at Breaking Burgundy. You can follow him on Twitter @P_ConnerJr
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