by Aaron Wilson
March 02, 02014
Imposing Rutgers junior wide receiver Brandon Coleman has an intriguing size-speed combination.
The 6-foot-6, 225-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds at the NFL scouting combine. He also bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times, the same amount that Alabama offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio did.
Coleman also registered a 32.5-inch vertical leap, a 7.33 in the three-cone drill and a 4.51 in the 20-yard shuttle.
Coleman met with the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. He also had an informal meeting with the Washington Redskins.
"I think I did pretty good, I left it all out there," Coleman said. "I just wanted them to get to know who I am as a person and as a player on tape."
Coleman caught 92 career passes for 1,733 yards and 19 touchdowns at Rutgers. A former high school standout at Bishop McNamara in Maryland, Coleman had 43 catches for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore when he was named second-team All-Big East Conference.
As a junior while playing through a knee injury, Coleman had 34 catches for 538 yards and four touchdowns.
"They're going to get somebody who's professional and comes to compete," Coleman said. "I played in a pro-style system. I feel ready.
"I've enjoyed the draft process up and to this point. It's exciting. It can be nerve-wracking, too. As long as I do my part, the rest is out of my hands."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.