By Brian DeMarco
15th pick the Cleveland Browns select Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor, J. J. Pearce High School.
The Cleveland Browns under new head coach Hugh Jackson , chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta and VP of football operations Sashi Brown dropped 14 picks to pick up Coleman at 15. There is no doubt that Coleman was the best receiver in this years draft. Coleman can flat out fly and will provide the Browns a much needed deep threat. He will also provide some stability to the Browns receiving corp that’s looking at the possibility of another year with WR Josh Gordon (suspended). The big question from most scouts is wether or not Coleman can run a full rout tree. Coleman comes from a Baylor offense that has perhaps the most extreme spread system in college football. Coming out of a system like Baylors really limits scouts, and leaves a lot of the scouts giving their best projections. What we do know about Coleman is that he can flat out fly! His burst and deep threat ability make him dangerous.
22nd pick the Washington Redskins select Josh Doctson, WR, TCU, Mansfield Legacy High School.
Doctson joins a receiving corps that includes WRs DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jamison Crowder, Andre Roberts and TE Jordan Reed, making the addition of Doctson an even more dangerous group this year. Most scouts considered him the best all around receiver in this years draft. Doctson’s best assett is that he has amazing hands. he dropped just 6 of 84 catchable passes in 2015. The biggest question most scouts have on Doctson is does he have the quicks to seperate. The bottom line here is that when the ball is in the air you can count on Doctson to come down with it. He has all the great intangibles coaches are looking for and will make the Redskins a better team day one.
24th pick the Cincinnati Bengals select William Jackson III, CB, Houston, Wheatley High School.
In todays NFL great CB’s are a “must have.” No one knows this like the Bengals who have selected three cornerbacks in the first round over the last five NFL Drafts. Jackson III has an elite instinct to find the ball, he lead the nation with 23 pass break ups last year. What scouts like about him is that he’s fearless and tough. He plays aggressive and sometimes bites on double moves, but his exceptional game speed and athleticism allows him to recover and shut down the play. Look at him to make an impact from the jump.
31st pick the Seattle Seahawks select Germain Ifedi, OL, Texas A&M, Westside High School.
Ifedi has the NFL frame that teams are looking for. When his timing is right his punch in pass protection can be devastating. He’s naturally powerful, when he squares up with linebackers it’s fun to watch him toss them around. He does need to work on hip flexibility, balance and hand placement. Given his size he got away with things in college that he won’t be able to get away with in the NFL. The Seahawks have one of the best o-line coaches with Tom Cable. He will no doubt work on his change of direction speed, balance and hand placement that concerned most scouts. Ifedi will most likely spend a year or two perfecting his craft and move into a guard.
Congratulations to all of our very own who now have the opportunity to compete at footballs highest level. We will be following each of these players closely and look forward to seeing great things in the future.