WR Corey Coleman, Baylor
Whether Ted Thompson would actually take a wide receiver in the first round is the big question, but should he decide to, Corey Coleman out of Baylor may come into play.
Coleman can hurt defenses deep, which is something the Packers seriously lacked in 2015. Defenses pressed the Packers’ wideouts with success, but Coleman has the speed to make teams pay that take such an approach. He is a versatile player that could help Green Bay in a number of ways.
There are concerns with Coleman’s size at 5-foot-10, 190 pounds. But Erik Lambert of NFL Mocks believes this won’t hold him back:
"“Corey Coleman won’t win awards for being just 5-foot-10 but that hasn’t stopped Antonio Brown from making life miserable for defenses. Coleman will be the same way. Why? He possesses the same combination of speed, agility, route running prowess and after-the-catch ability. He can take a corner deep on a straight vertical route or run screens and turn them into big plays.”"
Whether or not Coleman is available when the Packers pick is another issue. Some mocks project him to be a late first to early second round pick, but Lambert’s mock has him taken with the 12th overall pick.
If Coleman is there at No. 27, he could be the guy to add serious speed to the Packers’ wide receiver corps.
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