|DOB||April 16, 1993||Bench (225 lb)||22 reps|
|Weight||206 lbs||Broad Jump||N/A|
|Arms||32″||20 Yard Shuttle||N/A|
|Hands||8 5/8″||3 Cone Drill||N/A|
|40 Yard Dash||4.39 sec (Pro Day)||60 Yard Shuttle||N/A|
|University of Indiana (2012-2014)|
|2014||270 att, 2036 yards, 7.5 ypc, 15 TDs||25 rec, 141 yards, 5.6 ypc, 0 TDs|
|2013||131 att, 958 yards, 7.3 ypc, 12 TDs||19 rec, 193 yards, 10.2 ypc, 0 TDs|
|2012||51 att, 225 yards, 4.4 ypc, 1 TD||10 rec, 49 yards, 4.9 ypc, 0 TDs|
First and foremost, I want to address one of the biggest obstacles evaluators are faced with when evaluating Coleman: his teammates around him are terrible. Particularly, his offensive line acted more like a sieve than a wall. This is an issue for evaluators because it means there are a number of plays that Coleman has that are simply useless for the purposes of determining whether or not he did well. When multiple defenders get into the backfield, he doesn’t have a chance and it’s not fair to knock him for not being able to make multiple defenders miss at the same time. For the rest of this article, I tried to choose plays that I think the outcome is mainly Coleman’s responsibility, not due to the play of his offensive line.
The only thing about Coleman that I fell in love with was his speed. He is fast, and he uses this speed well. If he gets a hole (and if you notice, in almost all of these plays there is a big hole) he’s gone. It’ll be a footrace to the endzone and he’s going to win. This is the reason Coleman is rated highly by scouts, and it’s probably the reason he’s going to get taken in the second or third round.
Coleman has a big body, and he has shown the ability to too lower his shoulder and knock defenders back and get yards after contact. He keeps his legs driving after getting hit and has some potential to keep the pile moving. When he gets his pad level down, he can be effective at using his big body to get movement. He’s not going to be a power back, but he has some power.
Coleman also shows some elusiveness in his runs. He has a strong lower body and can make defenders who try to dive and tackle him by his legs miss. However, like his ability to get yards after contact, he does not show this all of the time.
From the games I watched, there was not a lot of tape on Coleman catching passes. Part of that reason is because Indiana ran a lot because their QBs were pretty much completely ineffective. However, from the pass catching plays that were there (mainly swing/flat routes and screens) Coleman showed a good ability to run in open space after the catch and take the path that got him the largest gain possible.