QB BJ Coleman Scouting Report

March 3rd, 2012

QB BJ Coleman-Chattanooga

Height: 6031

Weight: 234 lbs.

Grade: 6.0 (Grading Scale)Projection: Round 5

Hands: 10 3/8″, Arms: 31 5/8″, 40: N/A, Bench: N/A, Vertical: N/A, Broad: 9’1″, 3-Cone: 7.07, Shuttle: 4.38

Strengths:

Strong arm…spins the ball nicely with a tight spiral…has really good size for the position, and seems to have an idea build…transferred down from Tennessee after Fulmer left…stand stall in the pocket, willing to take a shot to deliver a ball…does a good job planting his lead foot and driving the ball down the field and into tight windows…was the considered to be the best QB at the East West Shrine game by multiple reports…solid pocket awareness that allows him to feel pressure and move inside the pocket to get away from it…seems to have a good grasp for his offense, understands where his primary read is along being able to read the defense pre snap and make adjustments…best trait may be the accuracy on his deep ball, has a great feel for the proper depth and tempo to put on the throw and does a really good job of placing it over the proper shoulder to ensure minimal opportunities for the defense.

Weaknesses:

Mechanically speaking there are a number of tweaks you have to make to Coleman’s game…his footwork is sloppy in almost every facet of the game…he looks less than coordinated coming away from center and does not always get proper depth on the drop…from the shotgun position he fails to consistently get his feet in proper position forcing him to use more arm than needed…seems to try and place the ball too much…needs to develop a better feel for the shorter routes and do a better job of leading his WR’s into open air…left Tennessee after Lane Kiffin came aboard, no official word on why he left but he’ll need to convince NFL teams it’s not something they need to be worried about.

Notes:

Coleman v. Georgia Southern

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, FCS, Mocs, QB, SOCON, UT-Chattanooga

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