Larnel Coleman NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Larnel Coleman NFL Draft Profile, Highlights and NFL Comparison

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By Daniel Kitchen February 24, 2021 0 Comment
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Larnel Coleman is a 2021 NFL Draft OT Prospect

Larnel Coleman is a tackle from Massachusetts and a prospect for the 2021 NFL Draft. Coleman did not miss a game in his four-year UMass career, playing in the maximum possible 40 and starting his final 28 as a three-year starter at tackle for the Minutemen. He arrived on campus as a 2-star defensive end without other offers, switching to offensive tackle (he played both positions in high school).

Coleman started all four games for the Minutemen in a shortened 2020 season, with every start coming at left tackle. He was named to the Outland Trophy Watch List before the season. In 215 snaps, Coleman allowed one sack, three hurries, and four total pressures. He did not commit a penalty and was named a Phil Steele All-Independent second-teamer.

Coleman received an overall Offense grade of 67.7 by Pro Football Focus in 2020, rankings 135th out of 307 tackles in FBS to play at least 173 snaps (a 20 percent minimum filter on the site). His grade of 77.3 in Pass Blocking ranked 57th, and his 59.9 Run Blocking ranked 214th.

READ MORE: 2021 College Gridiron Showcase Standouts: Offense

Coleman started all 12 games in both 2019 and 2018, playing 2019 at LT and 2018 at RT. His lone start in 2017 came at RT, and he spent time at both tackle spots as a backup in all 12 games. Coleman played 2,039 snaps in his four years at UMass, allowing five sacks, 12 QB hits, 51 hurries, and 68 pressures, while committing 11 penalties. In his two years starting a full 12 games, he cut down on hurries (31 to 14) and pressures (36 to 22) allowed from the first season to the second. During his time starting for UMass, the Minutemen allowed the third-fewest sacks among independents in 2019 and led independents in passing in 2018.

In the NFL, Coleman projects as somebody who could help a team significantly down the line, but not as a rookie in 2021. The size and athletic ability are there to succeed as a long-time contributor or even a long-time starter at OT, but whatever team drafts him will have to work on improving his form, particularly staying lower longer and avoiding leaning too far forward. A project, but one with the upside to vastly outplay his draft slot in the long run.

Scouting Capsule

Larnel Coleman Scouting Capsule

Scouting Capsules compiled by The Brawl Network Draft Analysts Daniel Kitchen and Mitchell Wolfe.

Measurements

At the College Gridiron Showcase, Behrndt measured in at a height of 6061 and a weight of 308 pounds, with 10 2/8″ hands, 36 2/8″ arms, and an 84 3/8” wingspan. At Massachusetts, he was listed at 6’6″, 315.

Highlights

 


College Gridiron Showcase Highlight Videos Courtesy of Bengals Brawl Host Josh Cavalcante.

Positives

  • Good explosiveness, burst launching out off line to attack assignments.
  • Good speed, especially for his size, that will play at the NFL level. Uses to hit pull blocks on outside runs to his side.
  • Has the power to overmatch and power players into the turf, even larger D-Linemen.
  • Footwork doesn’t suffer on longer plays, has the stamina to perform on extended downs.

Weaknesses

  • Gets out of stance and upright too quickly, form suffers, and has tougher time catching and engaging players, especially in space.
  • Leans too far forward, allows defenders the chance to get him off-balance and get around him.
  • Needs to work on finding players in the open field and staying involved on longer plays, especially when QB is attempting to evade blockers and find a lane to scramble.

NFL Comparison

Morgan Moses, Washington Football Team (2014-Present)

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