Prospect Profile: Harry Coleman's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber profiles the top prospects eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft. Learn about LSU safety Harry Coleman inside.

Harry Coleman
School: LSU
Position: Safety
Height: 6-1
Weight: 206
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 Draft Rankings. A prospects grade is measured on the following scale:

85-100 = 1st - 2nd Round
_70-84 = 3rd - 4th Round
_55-69 = 5th - 6th Round
_40-54 = 7th Round - UDFA

Coleman plays with intensity, but it will likely shine through the most on special teams in the NFL.
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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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