2014 NFL Draft Profile: Rutgers wide receiver Brandon Coleman

Maddie Meyer

The Eagles love size and they don't get much bigger than Brandon Coleman.

The Eagles have a fascination with size (or at least that's what we all have been led to believe). They have brought Kelvin Benjamin, Mike Evans and several other tall receivers in for visits to the NovaCare Complex. One of those large pass catchers is Rutgers big man Brandon Coleman. If the Eagles are looking to take a flier on a Day 3 guy with size, Coleman would be a huge redzone weapon for Nick Foles.

College Career

An Accokeek, Maryland native with outstanding size, Coleman chose Rutgers as his college destination. He redshirted in 2010 as a freshman but appeared in all 13 games (five starts) in 2011. He collected 17 receptions for 552 yards and six touchdowns. As a redshirt sophomore, Coleman played in all 13 games (nine starts) and produced 43 receptions for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns. He named All-Big East second team for his efforts.

In his final season at Rutgers, Coleman started all 13 games as a redshirt junior. He named to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team and caught 34 passes for 538 yards and four touchdowns.

Combine Numbers

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 225 lbs

Arm Length: 34"

Hands: 9 1/4"

40: 4.56 seconds

Bench Press: 21 reps

Vertical Jump: 32.5 inches

3 Cone: 7.33 seconds

Shuttle: 4.51 seconds

Strengths

Coleman is an absolutely mammoth human being. He has long arms and is hard to match with the ball in the air. He has quality speed for his size and will play to his height. He was used as a redzone weapon and has no issue with fade routes. He was used on screens so he has experience with possession throws and can play outside of the redzone.

Weaknesses

He has okay hands but will drop passes. He is a bit soft as a blocker despite his size and strength. He tends to lose concentration on catches at times and is not able to get a lot of separation. He has stiff hips and is not much of a route runner. He tends to run upright which is a concern due to his already massive size. He is a big target for hits.

Eagles Outlook

The Eagles love size and speed, but they may want a more polished player than Coleman. He has times where he looks like Plaxico Burress on tape and then others where he looks like Limas Sweed. The Eagles need to decide if his measurables can help him become an asset for the team. Despite his size, Coleman will likely go at some point on Day 3. If the Eagles are interested in adding two pass catchers, Coleman may be a project to take on in the fifth through seventh rounds.

Trust Your Own Eyes



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