BIOGRAPHY: Broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and then rotated as a first-team player the next two years. Senior receiving numbers were 22/239/2 after 21/189/3 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Good-sized tight end who stands out as a blocker. Strong, gets leverage on opponents and seals defenders from the action. Displays good awareness, works well with teammates and always looks for someone to hit. Finds the soft spots in the defense.
NEGATIVES: Offers minimal speed and is not a downfield receiving threat. Does not play with great balance.
ANALYSIS: Offering a solid overall game, Coats has potential as a second or third tight end brought onto the field for third-and-short situations.