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Kurt Coleman (SS)
  • Height:
    5'10"
  • Weight:
    192 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Ohio St.
  • Conference:
    Big Ten
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Selected by: Philadelphia Eagles
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 37 (244)
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Pick Analysis: Kurt Coleman played at a high level in a top-10 program at Ohio State. He's an undersized safety that tackles well and needs to make a big impression on special teams.

Overview

Coleman is a bit of a tweener (size, speed) prospect for the next level. He doesn’t have great size for the safety position but lacks great pure speed to play out on the perimeter. Coleman is a fierce competitor that is aggressive defending the run as well as the pass. He has good intelligence in understanding schemes but can be inconsistent in his run support angles and can be out of position at times. Coleman is quicker than fast and may fit best in sub packages (nickel back) as he doesn’t have outstanding recovery speed and burst to cover top receivers. Coleman has solid ball skills but needs to play with more consistency in his technique (peddle, pad level, leveraging receivers and ball carriers). He should be a contributor on special teams as a rookie but may take some time to get on the field defensively.


Strengths

Coleman is a productive player. He’s a tough, competitive guy who plays bigger than his listed measurables. Solid athlete with enough ball skills to provide sub-package value. Displays the necessary intelligence to digest defensive schemes. Has shown leadership qualities throughout his time in college.

Weaknesses

Coleman’s an inconsistent reactor at times. He can be inconsistent with his angles of pursuit and caught out of position against the run. Only possesses average size for the safety position but also lacks the recovery speed necessary to play in coverage on the perimeter.

Grade

5.3