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New York Giants Draft Prospect: WR Keon Coleman

Let's take a look at a receiver who could be an option later on in the draft.

Keon Coleman, WR

Height: 6’3
Weight: 213 lbs.
Class: Junior
School: Florida State
College Stats 

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.61
10-yard split: 1.54
Vertical Jump: 38”
Broad Jump: 10’7”
Hands: 9 ⅜”
Arms: 32 ⅛”


A former four-star recruit out of Opelousas Catholic School in Opelousas, Louisiana, where he was the 13th recruit from Louisana and the 42nd wide receiver. He initially attended Michigan State for two seasons before transferring to Florida State for one season. He was a four-star when he entered the transfer portal as the fourth wide receiver and the 16th overall player.

Coleman earned First-Team All-American honors as an all-purpose player by the Action Network, and was Second-Team All-American by Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports. He was awarded the FSU Offensive Newcomer of the Year, and he was a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist.

Coleman secured 22 of 48 contested catches through his college career - a 45.8% catch rate. According to Pro Football Focus, Coleman only dropped five passes in his college career. While surehanded, I would suggest that number is a bit higher, depending on what constitutes a drop. Regardless, Coleman’s hands are not an issue.


  • Prototype size for an X receiver
  • Solid overall athlete with a lack of true deep speed
  • Good suddenness after the catch
  • Coordinated athlete who exercises excellent timing
  • Elusive directly after the catch - slippery
  • Solid burst upon release - physicality worked well against press
  • Agile in space - will make high tacklers look silly by dipping under their tackle attempts
  • Does an excellent job securing the football and getting north
  • Excellent spatial awareness
  • Knows when/how to adjust routes when plays break down
    • Extended plays
      • Q4 6:24 Washington, 2022
      • Q3 3:53 N. Alabama (no catch)
      • Q3 11:23 Duke (no catch)
      • Q2 1:40 Clemson
  • Exceptional adjustments to the football
  • Creates extra separation at the catch point with subtle pushoffs
  • Great ability to use his big frame as a shield on fade balls
  • Excels on back shoulder throws
  • Very good hands - great catch radius
    • Maximizes catch radius and leaping ability
  • Extends away from frame, and his a vacuum securing the football
  • Playmaker with elite circus catch ability - fantastic concentration
  • Great overall ball skills, good contested catch artist
  • Is going to make several WOW one-handed grabs at the next level
  • Very good after the catch - YAC MAN!
  • Can run through tackle attempts or avoid with nimble and light feet
  • Exceptional play strength
  • Mentally and physically strong and adept player
  • Has excellent physical blocks on tape that led to long touchdowns
    • Q4 8:39 Virginia Tech
    • Q3 13:16 Southern Miss
  • Could be a quality punt returner (average 12 yards per return in 2023)


  • Lacks game-breaking deep speed (failed to crack 20.0 MPH on GPS in 2023)
  • Isn’t the most explosive in and out of breaks
  • Adequate fluidity as a route runner, but not elite
  • Questions about stacking consistency at the next level are fair
  • Won’t create consistent separation with his athletic ability at the next level
  • Never had more than 800 yards receiving in a college football season
  • Low yards per route run in all three seasons
  • Ran a lot of screens and quick curls in college
    • Did, however, run a variety of routes


Keon Coleman is a physically strong football player with elite concentration, hands, and the ability to secure circus-type catches. He does not create consistent separation, nor does he have game-breaking speed, but he’s elusive with the football in his hands, and he has the play strength to run through defenders and fall through contact. 

He lacks the elite athletic ability of other receivers in this draft class, but he compensates for that with processing, short-area quickness/agility, and a desire to own the football in 50-50 situations, especially in the red zone. Coleman is going to compete his backside off as a blocker, be dependable on special teams, and he has the upside to be a starting X-receiver in the league, who could be successful as a big slot.

GRADE: 6.45

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