NBC sportscaster and former NFL receiver Cris Collinsworth believes that Corey Coleman would be the best fit of the receivers in the 2016 draft for the New York Giants, he said in a video for Sports Illustrated.
Collinsworth believes that Coleman’s ability to beat defenders off the ball makes him a threat in the Giants’ system, because he will be matched one-on-one as teams give extra attention to All-Pro receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
“It’s comical, people come up to the line of scrimmage and try to jam him, they don’t even get a finger on him,” Collinsworth said of Coleman. “And, then he’s so fast, now you miss him at the line of scrimmage, and he just goes. Somebody is going to be on the other side of Odell Beckham... somebody’s going one-on-one. So, if you said, ‘Who’s the one guy they could not cover one-on-one on the back side?’ That’s Corey Coleman.”
Coleman is currently projected to be picked with the No. 30 pick by the Carolina Panthers in SI’s latest mock draft.
Coleman won the Fred Biletnikoff Award and was named a consensus All-American in 2015 as a junior. He finished the season with 74 receptions, 1,363 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.