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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Keon Coleman

Does your team need a 6'4 receiver who's physical, has great ball skills, and is built like a Tank? If so, Keon Coleman is your man!
Wide Receiver Prospect Rankings

Keon Coleman NFL Draft Overview

The former 4-star recruit was a three-sport athlete out of Opelousas Catholic School in Opelousas, Louisiana. He shockingly committed to Michigan St University. In the beginning, Coleman rarely played as a freshman only totaling seven catches for 50 yards and one touchdown. He quietly had a stellar sophomore year becoming a full-time starter for the Spartans. At this time, he had 58 catches for 798 yards snagging seven touchdowns with a QB and offensive coordinator he did not get along with. Following, Coleman transferred to Florida State University where he exploded onto the national scene with his spectacular catches and highlight plays. Amassing 50 catches 658 yards and 11 touchdowns. Coleman proved that he’s a legit valuable weapon on a winning team alongside a good QB in Jordan Travis while positioning himself to be a first-round pick.

Coleman has excellent size plus strength with an NFL-ready frame. He is a highlight reel waiting to happen with his ability to highpoint the football as well as catch the ball with his strong hands. Coleman is very quick while also being light on his feet for an athlete of his size. He’s very effective in screens, quick passes, and after the catch showing his versatility. As a blocker, Coleman is a weapon and can be used in multiple ways. However, is Coleman an occasional highlight, or a future dominant number one NFL Wide Receiver? Let’s dig into the film to find out!

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 6’4” (Unofficial)

Weight: 215 pounds (Unofficial)

Age: 20 years old

School: Florida State 2024

Keon Coleman Player Evaluation

 Coleman’s Strengths

  • Standing 6’4 215 pounds Coleman has great size and strength for the wideout position.
  • Starting with his release Coleman is physical, easily uses diamond technique, and hand swipes to swat away press coverage from corners.
  • When the ball is in the air Coleman seals the defender using his basketball background. Most corners have no chance against Coleman as he turns 50/50 balls into 90/10 in his favor.
  • Slant Maestro. (Elite at running the slant route.)
  • Coleman also uses his strength in the run game as he is a very impressive blocker.
  • For an athlete with his size along with his strength, he’s nimble on his feet and is underrated making defenders miss after the catch.

Coleman’s Weakness 

  • Good speed for his size, but does not have the long speed or explosiveness to separate downfield consistently downfield versus good corners.
  • As usual with guys of Keon Coleman’s size getting consistent separation running routes is a concern.
  • Slower getting out of breaks, rounds off routes, takes extra steps on comebacks, curls, in, along with out breaking routes.
  • Drops too many easy catches for a player with his hand strength.
  • Underperformed vs Nate Wiggins

Projection: Mid to Late First-Round Pick.

NFL Comparison: Dewayne Bowe

Best Fits: Cincinnati Bengals, Arizona Cardinals, or Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Keon Coleman is an electric Wide Receiver with a true DAWG mentality. He has a love for the game of football with high competitive spirits. In a talented draft class, Coleman’s freakish ability stands out. His size, strength, athleticism, along with hands that are NFL-ready from day one. I believe Keon Coleman would be best suited as a number two traditional X WR next to an elite WR. This will allow Coleman to develop his major weaknesses such as route running and getting consistent separation from defenders. I believe Coleman will be a high-quality NFL player with legit Pro Bowl potential.

Main Photo: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports


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