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B.J. Coleman

B.J. Coleman - #19 - QB

Height: 6-3 1/2
Weight: 231
Speed: 4.96
Arm: 31 3/8
Hand: 10 1/4
Wingspan: 76
Birthdate: 09/16/1988
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Grade: 5.23

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
04/02/2012 Tennessee-Chattanooga Pro Day 6-3 1/2 231 31 3/8 76 4.96 29 1/2
02/29/2012 Combine 6-3 233 10 3/8 31 5/8 76 3/8 9'1" 4.39 7.07
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-3 1/8 234 10 1/4 31 5/8 76
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 222 10 3/8 31 1/4 76 7/8 4.95

 

Notes:

Given name is Bryon. The Tennessee prep was a three-year starter at quarterback in addition to pitching and playing the outfield in baseball. Began his college career at Tennessee and redshirted in 2007. Appeared in three games in ’08, completing 4-of-8 passes (50.0 percent) for 21 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. Also rushed seven times for 17 yards (2.4-yard average). Transferred to Chattanooga for the ’09 season after being demoted in favor of Jonathan Crompton during the spring by new head coach Lane Kiffin. Threw for 227-401-2,348-17-9 (56.6) in 11 starts at the FCS level. The team captain made all 11 starts in ’10, tossing 215-382-2,996-26-13 (56.3). Made only seven starts in ’11 because of an injured throwing shoulder and tossed 137-225-1,527-9-9 (60.9). Was hurt on a late hit during the Georgia Southern game and missed the next four contests. Graduated. Had a 14-15 record in 29 career starts.

Positives:

Fiery playing temperament. Lives and breathes football — is intelligent, prepares like a pro and has vocal, on-field leadership traits. Dissects defenses before the snap and knows where to go with the ball. Physically tough and can withstand punishment. Good arm strength to make velocity throws with timing and accuracy and has touch to drop it in the bucket.

Negatives:

Too tight-shouldered. Average foot athlete and escapability. Does not always feel pressure. Forces some throws and needs to learn to add or subtract from his fastball. Not anticipatory — does not throw receivers open. Tends to pat and push the ball, and batted throws could be an issue. Struggled against top competition (see Auburn 2010, Nebraska). Has a 57.4 career completion percentage — sprays the ball. Has a .483 career winning percentage. Overly intense and known to wear out teammates with demands.

Summary:

An extremely confident, hardworking competitor who professes aspirations to become the next Peyton Manning, Coleman’s talents were hampered by a poor supporting cast that left the pocket vulnerable. Must improve accuracy to function in a timing offense. Has ideal backup traits and tools to develop that are most ideal for a vertical attack.


B.J. Coleman's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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