Take a look at the dangerous vertical talent out of Baylor in action.
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We continue the series with a scouting report of Baylor WR Corey Coleman.
Name: Corey Coleman
Weight: 194 pounds
NFL Network Pro Comparison: John Brown
Despite winning the Biletnikoff Award as college football's top wide receiver, Corey Coleman flew under the radar for much of the scouting process.
As we near the NFL Draft, more scouts now consider him the top wideout available.
Coleman cemented a standout career with a remarkable junior season, catching 74 passes for 1,363 yards and 20 touchdowns. A two-time All-American and a unanimous pick in 2015, he amassed 173 catches for 3,009 yards and 33 touchdowns over three season, and leaves as the school's all time leader in career (33) and single season (20) touchdown receptions. The wideout also shined when the lights were brightest, including a 15-catch, 224-yard effort vs. Oklahoma and a seven-catch, 150-yard performance in the Cotton Bowl vs. Michigan during his sophomore campaign.
What Coleman lacks in stature is more than made up for in big-play ability. The 5-11, 194-pound WR is one of the draft's true vertical threats. He is lightning fast off the snap and doesn't take long to get into top gear, drawing comparisons to the Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders and Cardinals' John Brown.
While some scouts note Coleman is a raw route-runner with a need to improve his natural ball skills, his ability to break a game wide open on any given play makes him a coveted prospect heading into the draft.
Bench Press: 17 reps
Vertical Jump: 40.5 inches
Broad Jump: 129.0 inches
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