2015 NFL DRAFT

Brandon Coleman, WR

School: Rutgers  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Accokeek, MD
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 225 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
152234-5
Player News
05/13/2014 - New Orleans Saints announce 2014 rookie free agent class: Brandon Coleman - Wide Receiver, Rutgers (6-6, 225): Coleman started 27-of-39 games at Rutgers and caught 94 passes for 1,808 yards (19.2 avg.) and 20 touchdowns, tying the Scarlet Knights' school record for scoring grabs. In 2013, he finished second on the team in receiving with 34 grabs for 538 yards (15.8 avg.) with four touchdowns, as 12 of his grabs were for 20 yards or longer. In 2012, he was a second-team All-Big East Conference choice as he made 43 receptions for 718 yards (16.7 avg.) and tied the school record with 10 touchdown grabs. - New Orleans Saints

04/29/2014 - Five players who should be on Chicago's draft radar: WR Brandon Coleman, Rutgers: Chicago has arguably the best wide receiver duo in the league with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, but depth behind them could be addressed. Coleman led the Rutgers in receiving as a sophomore in 2012 with 718 yards and 10 touchdowns, earning Second Team All-Big East honors. He returned for his junior season with hype as a possible high draft pick, but he was slowed due to offseason knee surgery and his production dropped across the board. Coleman is in the same mold as Marshall and Jeffery with his size and long-striding speed, but he is still raw and doesn't consistently play up to his size. While still developing in several areas, he has the power forward size and promise as a pass catcher to be stashed on the Bears roster and develop into Marshall's eventual replacement. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

04/21/2014 - Five players who should be on Philadelphia's draft radar: WR Brandon Coleman, Rutgers: As loaded as this class of wide receiver prospects is, it will be tough for the Eagles to find a suitable replacement for DeSean Jackson. And it wouldn't be surprising if they went in a different direction altogether and targeted a bigger target for Kelly's offense like Coleman. He has shown flashes of a Josh Gordon clone with the size and long-striding speed, but he isn't quite the same caliber of athlete and doesn't consistently play up to his size. Coleman was slowed last season due to offseason knee surgery and he's still developing in several areas, but he has the power forward size and promise as a pass-catcher to develop into a NFL starter. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/14/2013 - Brandon Coleman Declares for 2014 NFL Draft...Coleman is Second in RU History with 19 Career Receiving Touchdowns...Rutgers redshirt junior wide receiver Brandon Coleman (Accokeek, Md.) has elected to forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Coleman is the seventh player since 2008 at Rutgers to leave school early and enter the NFL Draft. Coleman is set to play his final game as a Scarlet Knight December 28 in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Notre Dame. One ofColeman's signature moments in Scarlet came in the 2011 New Era Pinstripe Bowl as he hauled in an 86-yard touchdown pass from Chas Dodd in the fourth quarter to secure a 27-13 victory over Iowa State.

The 6-foot-6 Coleman is second in school history with 19 career receiving touchdowns. In 38 career games and 26 starts at wide receiver, Coleman has 92 career receptions for 1,743 yards. He is averaging 18.9 yards per reception in his career. Coleman has three of the 10 longest receptions in school history (92, 86, 85). In 2012, he was an All-BIG EAST Second Team selectionafter totaling 43 receptions for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns. The 10 touchdown receptions tied a school single-season record. Coleman is a two-time conference all-academic team selection and is one semester away from earning his degree. - Rutgers football

10/10/2013 - Scouting the Rutgers passing game: Gary Nova has been at his best against the best this season, which bodes well for the team heading into the matchup with Louisville. On the other hand, the Cardinals enter the week having allowed fewer than 150 yards passing per game to rank fourth in the NCAA in that category. - The Sports Xchange

09/11/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: CB Brandon Coleman remains two shy of the touchdown receptions record at Rutgers, with 18 career scores. He may not get that mark this week, but his size and speed make him a huge matchup problem for the Eagles. - The Sports Xchange

09/11/2013 - Scouting the Rutgers passing game: EMU coach Ron English is a defensive guy, so QB Gary Nova can probably expect to see some different looks from the defense this week and a lot of strategies to make sure he throws under pressure. But the talent's probably not there to make him too uncomfortable, and the secondary should have a hard time dealing with Brandon Coleman and the Rutgers' receivers. - The Sports Xchange

08/12/2013 - TOP RUTGERS PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. WR Brandon Coleman (6-5, 220, 4.59)*...A preseason third-team All-American (Sporting News) heading into his junior season, Coleman is one of college football's most dangerous scoring threats with 16 TD catches in just 26 career games. While his size is often the attribute most talked about, it's Coleman's feet that give him his biggest advantage, as he routinely defeats press coverage with an explosive first step, and then agility and quickness to surpass his opponent within the first five yards. You'd typically expect an athlete this long to struggle to redirect or shift with suddenness, but Coleman exhibits good hip-sink and flexibility to separate out of cuts and consistently create space for himself, despite lacking elite straight-line speed. Where Coleman struggles the most is really in his concentration and awareness.

He'll drop a ball that hits him in the hands when there isn't a defender within 10 yards, or he'll round off a route when he doesn't have to, allowing the defender to close on the ball and knock it away. He's shown good hands and off-body catch coordination on many occasions, yet will elect to move his body in front of a throw in order to chest-trap the ball, rather than plucking it. These flaws are ones that are often cured with more experience and coaching, and considering the flashes we've seen out of Coleman, the expectation should be that he'll only improve in 2013. Coleman is an elite talent with first-round ability. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com

07/30/2013 - Rutgers was third in the preseason poll with 240 points. The Scarlet Knights made history in coach Kyle Flood's first year, claiming a share of their first conference title with a 5-2 finish in Big East play and a 9-4 overall mark. Flood will look to replace the production of 11 players who were either drafted or signed by NFL clubs last year, but is armed with depth on the offensive line, a big-play wide receiver in Brandon Coleman (10 touchdown receptions in 2012) and veteran quarterback Gary Nova, who threw for 2,695 yards and 22 touchdowns last year. - AAC football

07/19/2013 - 2013 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: Brandon Coleman, Rutgers, JR...Coleman is coming off one of the best receiving seasons in Rutgers history in 2012, tying a school record with 10 touchdown grabs. The 2012 All-BIG EAST Second Team selection led the team with 718 receiving yards last season and ranks tied for fifth on the school's all-time list with 16 career touchdown catches. The Accokeek, Md., native was tabbed a Preseason Third Team All-American by Sporting News and a Preseason All-American Athletic Conference First Team selection by Phil Steele and Athlon. - RUtgers football

 
 
Player News
05/13/2014 - New Orleans Saints announce 2014 rookie free agent class: Brandon Coleman - Wide Receiver, Rutgers (6-6, 225): Coleman started 27-of-39 games at Rutgers and caught 94 passes for 1,808 yards (19.2 avg.) and 20 touchdowns, tying the Scarlet Knights' school record for scoring grabs. In 2013, he finished second on the team in receiving with 34 grabs for 538 yards (15.8 avg.) with four touchdowns, as 12 of his grabs were for 20 yards or longer. In 2012, he was a second-team All-Big East Conference choice as he made 43 receptions for 718 yards (16.7 avg.) and tied the school record with 10 touchdown grabs. - New Orleans Saints
 

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