Amari Coleman (CB, Central Michigan) – 46

Coleman is a heady, productive CB who won 1st Team All-MAC honours as a junior.  In the MAC, you can see why; he is an intelligent CB who reads routes well and who will bait QBs into making unwise throws.  Against Ohio, for instance, last year, he had 4 passes defended.  Those quick diagnostic skills were also evident against a higher standard of competition; in his interception return for a TD against Virginia, he read the QB perfectly, stepping in front of a screen pass and coasting to the end zone.  I was most interested, however, in watching Coleman against Oklahoma State’s top tier passing attack and, in this game, his limitations as an athlete were pretty brutally exposed.  He was constantly out of phase with the OSU WRs and lacked the speed and agility to cope with their threat.  I really like Coleman’s effort and intelligence but I just don’t think he has the raw athletic skills or physical presence needed to be an effective contributor at the highest level.  As such, I see him as an undrafted free agent prospect at this point in time.

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