Although it was very surprising to see Brandon Coleman go undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, the big wide receiver was signed into a very good situation by the New Orleans Saints. Coleman has always had the talent to be a great player, but now in New Orleans, he will receive the coaching and structure he needs to really reach his full potential. If everything goes as planned, Coleman will have a very big future with the Saints.
Standing at 6-foot-6, 225 pounds, Coleman brings a certain physical presence to the field that other Saints receivers just don’t have. Coleman is a serious asset in the red zone, as he is able to use his size and jumping ability to out-jump defenders for the ball and make a play. Not to mention, with his size and strength, Coleman is a formidable blocker, and that alone will get him on the field.
With that said, there are areas where Coleman needs to improve. First and foremost is the hands; Coleman is very inconsistent catching the ball, and that needs to improve. Also, while he does have decent speed for his size, he just isn’t quite fast enough to gain a lot of separation from opposing defensive backs. Instead, Coleman must rely upon his size. Also, let’s not forget with Marques Colston, Kenny Stills, Brandin Cooks and Nick Toon all on the roster, Coleman will really need to show improvement as the preseason continues.
Overall, however, Coleman’s best football is still ahead of him. Sure, the hands need to improve for him to become a real impact player, but with better focus and coaching in the NFL, Coleman will improve with time in that area. He may start out as nothing more than a role player, but with time, Coleman should be a great receiver for the Saints.