Cleveland Browns: Corey Coleman getting lost in the mix?
By Randy Gurzi
The Cleveland Browns are getting their offseason work in, but Dan Labbe and Mary Kay Cabot seem to think Corey Coleman isn’t standing out
Reporting from the Cleveland Browns OTAs, Mary Kay Cabot and Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com seem to be really impressed with the wide receivers for the team.
They praised Jarvis Landry‘s hands and catch radius. They also talked about the explosiveness of Josh Gordon and the immense potential of fourth-round gamble selection Antonio Callaway.
What they didn’t discuss was anything in particular about former first-round pick Corey Coleman.
The reason for that being left out is because both said Coleman didn’t really do anything to stand out.
Cabot even said someone like Callaway could come in and steal snaps from the former Baylor star. That would be quite a fall for a guy once seemed to be such a sure thing.
Coleman was electric while playing for the Baylor Bears, putting up 3,009 yards with 33 touchdowns off 173 receptions in three seasons.
That led to him being chosen at No. 15 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, but his numbers have been nothing close to that of what he had at Baylor.
In two seasons with the Browns, Coleman has just 56 total receptions for 718 yards and five touchdowns. Placing all that on him is unfair though as Cleveland has struggled to find a quarterback, or a consistent offense.
On top of that, Coleman has also had to deal with a couple unfortunate hand injuries that have forced him to miss 13 games to this point.
All that’s in the past though as the team now has a proven offensive coordinator in Todd Haley and a quarterback with some legitimacy as well in Tyrod Taylor.
It’s early, but now is the time for Coleman to prove his worth. If he can’t cut it with Haley and Taylor there, his stay with the Browns may not last much longer.
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Especially if players like Gordon, Landry and Callaway keep impressing.