Biography: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included 45/15.5/9 after 46/10.5/6 as a junior. Sophomore totals included 18.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.
Positives: Undersized college pass rusher who had an up-and-down college career. Breaks down well, gets leverage on opponents, and works his hands throughout the action. Quickly changes direction, plays with good body control, and is fluid getting laterally to chase the ball-carrier. Plays with a nice degree of overall quickness and occasionally asked to drop off the line and cover the tight end.
Negatives: Showed minimal intensity, explosion, and productivity the past two seasons. Easily controlled at the point of attack by a single blocker. Seemingly gave up on plays last year as a senior and disappeared for stretches.
Analysis: Coleman looked like an up-and-coming prospect as a sophomore, when he was one of the better pass rushers in the SEC. Possesses marginal size/speed numbers for the next level, and he projects to linebacker in a 3-4 alignment. Showed flashes of his old self during Senior Bowl week and must consistently play at a high level to make an NFL roster.
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