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2015 NFL DRAFT

Deandre Coleman, DT

School: California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Seattle, WA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 314 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
146154-5
Player News
01/21/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl Tuesday...Cal's Deandre Coleman enjoyed a solid day on the interior, repeatedly pushing through Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard and Arkansas' Travis Swanson. Powerful and surprisingly athletic, the 6-foot-5, 315 pounder is position and scheme versatile, though scouts are left to question where this passionate play was throughout a disappointing senior season in the Pac-12. Ikard's quickness and tenacity will intrigue zone-blocking teams but he's struggled with the massive defenders in Mobile. Swanson has also been a bit inconsistent, though most of the struggles he's had over the first two days have come when he's lined up at guard, rather than center. Swanson starred for the Razorbacks at center, showing impressive agility and power in the pivot but at 6-foot-5, 310 pounds, he projects better to guard or even tackle in the opinion of some scouts. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/03/2013 - 2013 ALL-PAC-12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): DL Deandre Coleman, Sr.,...Coleman was one of three Cal players to start all 12 games in 2013 and led the Golden Bears in tackles for loss and tackle for loss yardage (career-high 9.0, -27 yards), while ranking third in sacks (2.5, -4 yards) and first among defensive linemen in tackles (40). He added one pass breakup and two quarterback hurries. - Cal football

09/12/2013 - Scouting the Cal run defense: The Bears have been poor against the run, and the fact that five players projected as defensive starters have already missed games may have something to do with it. A number of defensive starters will sidelined for the Ohio State game, too. Cal ranks 108th of 123 FBS teams in run defense and has yielded 5.7 yards per rushing attempt. Portland State averaged 6.3 yards per run against the Bears. Ohio State's strong rushing offense, which features dual-threat quarterback Braxton Miller and RB Jordan Hall, will provide a major challenge. The Buckeyes average 7.2 yards per rushing attempt, including 6.9 by Hall. - The Sports Xchange

09/06/2013 - Scouting the Cal run defense: Northwestern averaged 5.2 yards per rushing attempt against Cal in the opener, and the Bears need to improve on that. The Bears may be without several defensive starters again, and they will be facing a Portland State team that rushed for 405 yards in the opener, albeit against Eastern Oregon. The Vikings had two running backs -- starter DJ Adams and Shaquille Richard -- run for 107 yards apiece in the opener. Cal's front seven should be able to overpower Portland State's offensive front as it continues to adjust to its switch to a 4-3 alignment. - The Sports Xchange

08/12/2013 - TOP CALIFORNIA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. DT Deandre Coleman (6-4, 320, 5.16)...Despite starting just 13 games over his career, Coleman briefly considered leaving early for the 2013 NFL Draft after Tedford and his staff were let go. He led Cal defensive linemen with 48 tackles in 2012 and tied with linebacker Chris McCain for the team-lead in tackles for loss with 8.5, including three sacks despite playing in a system in which his primary responsibility was to absorb blocks, not make big plays of his own. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/12/2013 - TOP CALIFORNIA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. DT Deandre Coleman (6-4, 320, 5.16)...Coleman's decision to return appears to be the correct one, as he possesses the size, strength and athleticism to acclimate quickly in defensive coordinator Andy Buh's 4-3 attack. Coleman is a naturally large man with long arms and a thick trunk. His frame and good overall strength make him tough to move at the point of attack, though he negates his power too often by playing high. He possesses good initial quickness, however, and a developing swim move which puts him in position to make plays at or near the line of scrimmage. Lacking the speed to run down ball-carriers off the edge, Coleman's big plays were limited as a 3-4 defensive end. His ability to clog up the middle at nose guard, however, should make Cal a surprisingly formidable defense in Buh's first year and push Coleman into top 100 consideration. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/17/2013 - 2013 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST: Deandre Coleman, California, DT...Coleman played in all 12 games in 2012, recording a team-high-tying 8.5 tackles for loss (-32 yards) and 3.0 sacks (-20 yards) to rank third on the club, while registering 48 tackles to lead all defensive linemen. He also added a fumble recovery, a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries. Coleman is Cal's active career leader in tackles for loss (17.5), tackle for loss yards (-62 yards) and sack yards (-35 yards), while sharing the career lead among active players in sacks (5.0) and ranking tied for second in tackles (85). He has played in all 37 games possible with 13 starts over the past three seasons. - Cal football

 
Player News
01/21/2014 - 2014 Senior Bowl Tuesday...Cal's Deandre Coleman enjoyed a solid day on the interior, repeatedly pushing through Oklahoma's Gabe Ikard and Arkansas' Travis Swanson. Powerful and surprisingly athletic, the 6-foot-5, 315 pounder is position and scheme versatile, though scouts are left to question where this passionate play was throughout a disappointing senior season in the Pac-12. Ikard's quickness and tenacity will intrigue zone-blocking teams but he's struggled with the massive defenders in Mobile. Swanson has also been a bit inconsistent, though most of the struggles he's had over the first two days have come when he's lined up at guard, rather than center. Swanson starred for the Razorbacks at center, showing impressive agility and power in the pivot but at 6-foot-5, 310 pounds, he projects better to guard or even tackle in the opinion of some scouts. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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