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2017 NFL DRAFT

Corey Coleman, WR

School: Baylor  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Richardson, TX
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 194 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2421

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.40--17 40 1/210'9"--

Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • Houston Texans | #22
    Given the huge investments made in Brock Osweiler and Lamar Miller, the Texans might look to add to their defense with this selection but Coleman just makes too much sense to ignore. The Texas native won the Biletnikoff Award last season by catching 20 touchdowns and possesses the speed and agility to serve as an ideal complement to star DeAndre Hopkins.
  • Cincinnati Bengals | #24
    With Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu leaving via free agency, wide receiver is a realistic option for the Bengals with this pick. Coleman needs work, but his competitive temperament and athleticism suggest it is only a matter of time before he finds NFL success.
  • Cincinnati Bengals | #24
    They need help and Coleman is a polished receiver. He would work well with A.J. Green.
  • Houston Texans | #22
    The Texans are a wideout short of totally revamping their offense. Brock Osweiler handing off to Lamar Miller and throwing to DeAndre Hopkins and Coleman's got some umph to it.
  • Houston Texans | #22
    Slotting Coleman opposite DeAndre Hopkins gives Brock Osweiler two very different targets to choose from. Brock's arm strength should be a good fit with Coleman's downfield speed.
 

Player Overview

The 2015 Biletnikoff Award winner (top college receiver), Coleman had 74 receptions for 1,363 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior for the Bears' potent offense, catching five or more passes 10 times.

He made six starts in 2014 and averaged 6.4 receptions per game. Was first-team All-Big 12 with 1,119 total yards and 11 touchdowns on 64 catches. He had 10 starts in 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2013 with 35 receptions while averaging 28.4 yards on 17 kickoff returns.

No receiver has starred in Baylor coach Art Briles' system and gone on to produce similar NFL stats, but Coleman could break that streak. He has an athletic skill set at all levels of the field. Coleman is one of the best deep threats in the draft with above average tracking and adjustment skills to make tough catches look easy.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Coleman is an exciting playmaker with his ability as a vertical threat and catch-and-go receiver. He has quick hands to pluck the ball away from his body with the coordination and leaping ability to play above the rim, making natural adjustments on the ball.

He's an aggressive-minded competitor who needs only one step to accelerate to top speed. Great ability after the catch with elite footwork to make the first man miss before hitting the gas and accelerating to top speed in a wink.

WEAKNESSES: Coleman lacks ideal size and growth potential and will have some focus drops, especially over the middle. The biggest question mark surrounding Coleman and his next level fit is his transition from Baylor's offense to a more traditional pro-style scheme.

He wasn't asked to run a full route tree in college with almost all of his production coming on hitches, in-cuts and go patterns. As explosive as coach Art Briles' offense has been, it's not known for producing high level wideouts, which gives NFL teams pause.

COMPARES TO: Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos - Coleman plays bigger than he'll measure with the route athleticism to create separation before and after the catch.

IN OUR VIEW: The NFL has yet to see a wide receiver from Baylor coach Art Briles' system translate and produce similar numbers in the pro game, but Coleman could break that streak. He has an athletic skillset at all levels of the field. Coleman is one of the best deep threats in the country with above average tracking and adjustment skills to make tough catches look easy, playing above the rim.

--Dane Brugler/Rob Rang (2/8/15)

 
 
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Player News
12/19/2015 - All-America receiver Corey Coleman has apparently played his last game for No. 18 Baylor, which will also be without top running back Shock Linwood in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Coach Art Briles said after practice Saturday that Coleman and top running back Shock Linwood will miss the Dec. 29 game against No. 15 Oregon. Coleman, a junior who has already said he will bypass his senior year for early entry in the NFL draft, will have hernia surgery Monday. Linwood has already had surgery on a broken bone in his foot. Coleman had 76 catches for a Big 12-leading 1,363 yards and an FBS-best 20 touchdowns this season. Linwood had 1,329 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns this season. - AP Sports
 

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