Best NFL team fits for top WR prospect Corey Coleman
The PFF analysis team recently put out its latest draft board for 2016, this time including the top 100 NFL prospects.
Where do the top prospects fit best? We identified three ideal team fits for each player in the top 10, based on scheme, need and where each prospect is likely to be selected.
Baylor’s Corey Coleman is the top wide receiver prospect on PFF’s board, and while he still has room to improve his game, he has the potential to be a difference-maker for whichever team drafts him.
He led the nation in our yards per route run metric prior to Baylor’s top two quarterbacks going down to season-ending injuries, and he showed an ability to separate from coverage better than any other receiver in this class.
Here are three ideal team fits for Coleman:
New York Giants: PFF boss Cris Collinsworth slotted Coleman to the Giants with the No. 10 overall pick in his recent mock draft, and there’s a lot to like about the fit. There are similarities between Coleman’s quickness and speed and those of Odell Beckham Jr., and Coleman could feast on single coverage with defenses consumed with covering Beckham.
Houston Texans: The Texans went all-in on former Denver QB Brock Osweiler in free agency, and then found him a running back in former Dolphin Lamar Miller. Finding a viable No. 2 receiver opposite DeAndre Hopkins figures to be another priority, and Coleman’s speed paired with Hopkins’ go-up-and-get-it ability could be a nice combination.
Minnesota Vikings: They struck gold in the fifth round of last year’s draft by landing Stefon Diggs, who ranked in the top 30 of PFF receiving grades as a rookie, but have little else in the way of receiving threats for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Coleman’s run-after-catch ability could be an asset in Minnesota’s short-passing offense (Bridgewater had the sixth-lowest average depth of target in 2015).