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New York Giants Draft: 5 Potential Odell Beckham Jr. Complements

Corey Coleman, Baylor

There are several things to like and several things to dislike about Baylor’s Corey Coleman.

His 1,300+ yards and 20 touchdowns in 2015 obviously stand out. Coleman has good speed and would give the Giants a second homerun threat opposite of Beckham. His 5’10 and 190 pound frame is a little on the small side, but we’ve seen smaller players excel in the NFL before (Steve Smith, anyone)?. He played mostly on the outside in college, but could line up in the slot for Big Blue given his quickness.

Now for the negatives.

Baylor wideouts just haven’t translated to big time NFL stars. Art Briles’s spread offense means Coleman didn’t have a complex playbook and could be suspect while run blocking. His physical frame alone will give some scouts doubt, regardless of smaller players who have enjoyed success.

Bottom line: Coleman’s explosiveness is too good to shy away from, and a strong combine will only enhance his stock. While some mocks have him going in the first round, he could easily slip into the second due to concerns about prior receivers translating their success from Baylor’s spread offense to the pro style. The combine will be critical for Coleman, who could be wearing New York Giants blue if he falls into the second round. 

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