With Cleveland Browns rookies concluding minicamp, it’s time to think about which first-year players will start for the team this fall.
As the Browns No. 1 draft pick, Corey Coleman will instantly start at a position ignored by the previous regime the past two years.
He was the darling of analytics oriented draft prognosticators. But you don’t need to subscribe to the Browns’ “moneyball” attitude regarding the Baylor product.
Your eyes will tell you that he’s quick (4.37 40 time at the combine), yet his size was a concern to some. Coleman’s 5-11, and while he’s taller than some of the Browns current receivers–Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel come to mind–he’s still not ideal No. 1 receiver size.
For what it’s worth, Coleman is the same size as New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Coleman’s upper body looks as if it was sculpted by Michaelangeo. Match that with his insane vertical league, and his ability to get nasty with defensive backs while fighting for the ball, and some believe the Browns have found the next Steve Smith–who’s 5-foot-9, by the way.
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