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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NFL Network's Mike Mayock sounds off on Rutgers' Brandon Coleman

Brandon Coleman must prove to scouts that he can reestablish speed he lost during a rehabbing 2013 season, NFL Network's Mike Mayock said Tuesday. (For The Trentonian/ JOHN BLAINE)

By Tyler Barto
Twitter: @Tyler_Barto

After admitting he played last season at less than 100 percent, Brandon Coleman will have Mike Mayock's eyes on him — among loads of NFL scouts — when he runs the 40-yard dash at next week's NFL Combine.

Rutgers' 6-foot-6 wide receiver will also go through a "medical barrage", Mayock said Tuesday on a combine conference call.

"Can he separate?  On tape, he looks like he has very average speed, but because of his size it will create separation by sheer bulk," said Mayock, NFL Network's lead draft analyst. "What you want to see is what kind of speed does he really have. He's got tremendous catching radius because of his length. He's got some inconsistent hands. I know he makes great catches, but he also makes pretty easy drops. I want to see him catch everything, and I want to see how fast he really is."

Coleman posted career lows in every offensive category outside of receptions in 2013, when even Arkansas's defensive coordinator publicly questioned his burst after offseason knee surgery.

Pre-workout interviews for players in Indianapolis begin Wednesday. Wide receivers participate in combine drills Sunday.

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