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Brandon Coleman Flashing For Saints

Derick E. Hingle- USA Today Sports

Derick E. Hingle- USA Today Sports

When Brandon Coleman left Rutgers early to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, he was projected as a mid-round selection. However, Coleman went undrafted most likely due to injury concerns with his knee in which he tore an MCL during spring practice before the 2013-14 campaign.

As a redshirt sophomore, Coleman grabbed 43 passes for 718 yards and 10 touchdowns, garnering looks from NFL scouts. With hope for improvement and more production going into his redshirt junior season, the unfortunate knee injury struck the 6-foot-6 receiver and slowed him down for the 2013 season. His statistics took a hit with 538 receiving yards on 34 catches.

Despite not being drafted, the New Orleans Saints signed the Accokeek, Md. native after the draft, but later on cut the 225-pounder. However, he returned to the Practice Squad, and this year, he has performed during the first go-around of off-season Organized Team Activities according to Barry Hirstius of bigeasybeliever.com.

Saints beat writer Nick Underhill said Coleman had the play of the day at yesterday’s practice, snagging a ball and “juking” cornerback (and former Piscataway High School star) Kyle Wilson, for a touchdown.

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With stud tight end Jimmy Graham off to Seattle, and fellow receiver Kenny Stills also not around anymore, Coleman’s chances of making the team and earning playing time have gone up. It also doesn’t hurt his red-zone possibilities either with his tall frame.

If Coleman can continue to get healthy and show flashes during these OTA’s and training camp, the former Scarlet Knight could be catching passes that count during the regular season from star quarterback Drew Brees.

Coleman also earned his degree and graduated from Rutgers this May.

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