B.J. Coleman, QB
- Height: 6-foot-5
- Weight: 220 pounds
- School: Chattanooga
A top quarterback recruit out of high school, Coleman transferred to Chattanooga in 2009 after playing three games at Tennessee the previous year. He threw for 2,348 yards as the Mocs' starter in '09 and had his best year in 2010, when he passed for 2,996 yards with 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, posting a 137.8 rating. He also ran for four scores. Coleman, though, missed four games last season due to a sprained right shoulder and finished with 1,527 yards, nine TDs and nine INTs. He possesses NFL height and bulk and also has an NFL arm, as he's able to put plenty of velocity on all of his throws and has a smooth release and good mechanics. Coleman has decent mobility for his size and is good at evading pass rushers. He's considered a good leader and teammate and is very coachable, spending hours in the film room as he works to improve. Coleman may have raised his stock with an outstanding performance at the East-West Shrine game, going 10 of 15 for 168 yards and throwing a 21-yard touchdown. Despite his excellent arm, he has trouble putting the proper touch on the ball and zips it in at times when he needs to put more air under it. Scouts will surely be concerned about the fact that he played in the FCS and didn't dominate, with 32 interceptions and a 57.4 completion percentage in his college career. There are also questions about his ability to make second and third reads, and an average performance at the NFL combine seemed to confirm that he'll probably be looked at as a long-term project. Coleman seems all but certain to be taken in the lower rounds if he's selected.
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