by J.T. Toth
Photo courtesy of TCU Athletics.
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Today’s Spotlight - TCU, Offensive Lineman, Brandon Coleman
Name- Brandon Coleman
Pos- Offensive Lineman
HT/WT- 6’6” 320 lbs.
Home – Denton, TX
Coleman was a standout at Denton High School before transferring to Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, TX. 247Sports rated him a 3-star recruit, and the #7 JUCO recruit out of Texas. He chose TCU over Iowa State, Florida State and Missouri.
Coleman redshirted his freshman season after playing in the first 4 before having season-ending surgery. As a sophomore, Coleman started 8 of the last 9 games at right and left guard, and played in 11 games total. Last season, he started all 15 games at left tackle and was an Honorable-Mention All-Big 12.
This season, he has started 4 of the 5 games this season at left guard, missing one game due to injury.
Brandon Coleman has the physical tools and length to play tackle in the NFL as well as the strength and athletic ability to play guard. His versatility will help him out when teams are deciding which prospect to select. He has good range as a blocker and is able to set up in the second level to help spring runs. His football IQ is outstanding and he understands assignments and blitz pick ups at both guard and tackle. As a left tackle, he uses his length effectively to keep defenders on the outside of his shoulder
Coleman needs to work on his techniques and mechanics as his footwork and base can get off-balance once contact is made. There are times he lunges at opponents trying to use his length instead of power to move a defender. He needs to keep his legs moving once contact is made after the initial hit. Though athletic, he needs to improve his explosion off the ball. At times, he has a hesitation, which costs him with pass rushers.
Watching Brandon Coleman play both guard and tackle and being efficient at each reminds Draft 412 of former first round pick Rashawn Slater who was successful at playing each position during his time at Northwestern. Though Coleman will not be a first round selection like Slater, he will be a valuable draft pick and a player who will add depth to two positions.
Brandon Coleman has shown the ability to play both tackle and guard and do it well. He will be a player who should not get out of the 4th round and offers versatility instantly to the team lucky enough to draft him.
Draft 412 Draft Prediction - Round 3 or Round 4