Former Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman is one of the best wide receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft and is possibly the best overall. He is expected to be taken at some point in the top 15 or 20 on Thursday, but there seems to be some concern with his off-the-field actions.
According to SI.com’s Peter King, who released his final Monday Morning Quarterback mock draft on Monday, Coleman could end up alongside A.J. Green with the Cincinnati Bengals. He said that Coleman is athletic as any other player in the draft, but he could cause them some slight problems off the field in his career.
“Coleman may take some managing off the field, but that has never stopped Mike Brown from drafting or adding a player who might be a bit of a handful,” King wrote. “He just puts that on Marvin Lewis’s shoulders.”
During his career at Baylor, Corey Coleman became the greatest receiver to ever suit up for the Bears. He is the all-time leader in receiving yards with 3,009 and receiving touchdowns with 33.
I think the Bengals or any other team that ends up with Coleman would be completely fine with putting up with some minor troubles off the field if he produces like he did in college.
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