Projected 40-Time: 4.50
Star Rating: Grade: 68
Draft Projection: 5th Round
Star rating is based on a prospects standing (as of March 5th) in the 2010 Scout.com Draft Rankings. A prospects grade is measured on the following scale:
85-100 = 1st - 2nd
_70-84 = 3rd - 4th
_55-69 = 5th - 6th
_40-54 = 7th Round - UDFA
Strengths: Coleman is an athletic, physical specimen who plays with intensity. He has great speed, a solid burst and is a sure tackler. He’s aggressive and is always looking to make a big hit. He plays with a high motor and is strong in the box. He has great value on special teams.
Weaknesses: He’s not an instinctive defender and is raw in many areas. He lacks discipline and will take bad penalties at crucial times. He struggles in coverage and has poor ball skills. He’s a great athlete, but is stiff in the hips and doesn’t transition well. He’s a marginal prospect on defense, but a special teams ace in the making.Steuber Says: A two-year starter at LSU, Coleman is a tweener that doesn’t have a true position at the next level. He’s gifted athletically and possesses outstanding physical attributes, but isn’t a playmaker. His future in the NFL will be on special teams and as a situational defender.
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