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Brandon Coleman | Wide Receiver

Team: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 220

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Saints signed Rutgers WR Brandon Coleman.
Coleman (6-foot-6, 225) tied Rutgers' school record for career touchdown receptions (20) before declaring for the draft as a redshirt junior. He averaged 19.2 yards per catch on 94 grabs. Despite vertical-receiver college stats and a massive catch radius (34-inch arms), Coleman is a buildup-speed player whose game will have to change. He needs to learn how to use his body to shield defenders, because he won't be running by NFL defensive backs. Alshon Jeffery successfully made similar changes in Chicago. Ultimately, Coleman is a project whose outlook could range anywhere from Plaxico Burress to Ramses Barden. Sun, May 11, 2014 02:50:00 PM

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Eagles WR coach Bob Bicknell worked out Rutgers WR Brandon Coleman on Monday.

Quron Pratt was also involved in the workout. Coleman generated plenty of buzz prior to his final season, but his play dipped and his production was not helped by a poor quarterback. Coleman should be a day three pick.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 12:20:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman posted 65 receiving yards and a touchdown on two receptions in the school's 29-16 win over Notre Dame.

Coleman ended the game on the ground, however, clutching his right shoulder after diving for an incomplete pass. He allowed a corner to get in front of his face for an interception, but Coleman did flash on a few plays. Expect him to be a second day selection.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 03:58:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman has declared for the NFL Draft.

Coleman 2012 season was much better than this past year, and evaluators will have to determine if that was due to poor quarterback play, injury, a regression in talent or a combination of the three. Coleman does boast great length and build up speed. He's likely a top-75 selection.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 02:10:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman is 50/50 on his upcoming NFL decision, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Pauline adds Coleman was set to make this his final year, but a down 2013 season may have altered that decision. Coleman has plenty of talent and an excellent frame, but he has failed to create as much separation this season and lost at the catch point too often. He has not been helped by quarterback play, however.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman caught six passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in a 52-17 loss to Cincinnati.

Coleman has had a down season, which can mostly be attributed to the play of Gary nova. The redshirt junior, who we expect to declare for May's draft, is a long strider who could thrive in today's NFL. Coleman's touchdown would not have counted in the NFL, since he only got one foot down, but he displayed some nice awareness in the corner of the endzone.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 03:37:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman hauled in five catches for 66 yards in Thursday's loss against Louisville.

Coleman went off for nine catches, 94 yards and two touchdowns in the opener against Fresno State, but he hasn't caught a TD touchdown since and has accumulated only 11 catches in the five subsequent games. Gary Nova isn't doing a good job of feeding his star receiver, but Coleman's consistency also needs obvious work. Today's output was a step in the right direction.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 11:02:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman hopes to be cleared to practice later this week.

Offseason knee surgery has prevented Coleman from suiting up in full pads, including spring activities. "I'm at the point where I'm trying to play like I was never hurt," Coleman said. "That's the attitude I'm going with." Watch for Coleman to emerge as one of the top receiving prospects in college football this season, if he can return to 100 percent health.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 10:11:00 AM

Draft insider Tony Pauline designated Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman with a second-round preseason tag.

Pauline calls Coleman a "big bodied, big time receiver prospect with deceptive speed. Game controller who presents himself as a game breaker. Comes with terrific upside." Coleman could draw comparisons to recent long receivers like Alshon Jeffery, but at this point we prefer the Rutgers product. Hopefully he improves his consistency at the catch point in contested situations.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 09:45:00 AM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman is a "better version of Malcolm Floyd" based on first impressions, according to NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.

Jeremiah calls Coleman a "huge, smooth athlete with sneaky speed." Coleman really is a massive receiver but he creates separation with footwork and size. If he can consistently dominate at the catch point, Coleman should be mentioned in the top 40 range. His downfield speed is underrated as well, thanks to long strides.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 10:10:00 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler calls Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman an "elite talent with first-round ability."

"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," Brugler noted. The senior receiver class isn't strong, so Coleman could be mentioned in the first-round range along with Sammy Watkins and Marqise Lee.
Source: CBS Sports
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 08:41:00 AM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman earned a comparison to Josh Gordon from CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Brugler later added that Coleman has "first-round written all over him." The long receiver could have entered the 2013 draft and reportedly considered the move, but expect him to make a national name for himself this season as the Scarlet Knights' top offensive weapon.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 12:52:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman is already meeting with NFL agents and is expected to enter the 2014 draft, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Despite it being against NCAA regulations for prospects to meet and sign with agents during their football careers the practice does happen. Coleman is a long strider with a huge frame who can win at the catch point or separate with his feet. Many evaluators have already come away impressed by his two on-field seasons at Rutgers.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 11:02:00 AM

Rutgers redshirt junior WR Brandon Coleman is hoping to be fully recovered from offseason knee surgery by the start of fall camp.

Coleman missed spring practice and has been limited this summer. "I’m participating in pretty much all of the things that take place in the weight room, agility, things like that," Coleman said. "I’m just not running full speed conditioning with the team." The Rutgers receiver added that he has higher expectations for his play in 2013, and evaluators likely share the same opinion. Coleman has a chance to be one of the top draft-eligible receivers in college football.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Rutgers redshirt sophomore WR Brandon Coleman caught four passes for 55 yards against Virginia Tech.

Due to uncooperative weather, Coleman's chances were limited. His long reception went for a gain of 43 yards, so his other three catches only totaled 12 yards. Also, for the length he has, we would like to see Coleman attack the ball at the catch point more assertively.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 10:00:00 AM