Wide receiver Brandon Coleman of Rutgers has been pegged by many top analysts as a mid-round selection in the 2014 NFL draft. This year’s draft appears to feature one of the deepest WR classes of all time. While names like Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins, Marqise Lee and Brandin Cooks are mentioned more often than not, a player like Coleman can provide a boost to WR corps in the NFL and possibly make an impact in the 2014 fantasy football season.
Coleman is 6-foot-6, which puts him among the tallest of his draft class. This could work in his favor when teams are looking to draft him in the middle rounds. More important to fantasy football GMs is determining what kind of production he can put up during his rookie season and beyond.
Coleman finished his college career with a whopping 19.2 yards per reception, which exhibits his big-play ability. Secondly, the hulking receiver amassed 20 career touchdown receptions, which is a rate of better than one touchdown per every five receptions. Those numbers alone prove that Coleman has what it takes to be a productive receiver in the NFL.
Fantasy football GMs shouldn’t have to stress reaching for a guy like Coleman in fantasy drafts due to him not receiving as much attention from media compared to higher-ranked receiver prospects. However, Coleman could come in very handy as an under-the-radar fantasy role player in 2014.