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Dolphins Miss Out On Coleman, WR Signs With Saints


After being rated as highly as a 3rd round pick and as low as a 5th/6th/7th round pick, undrafted FA WR Brandon Coleman has agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints.  I thought for sure Coleman would be drafted, and I had him going as high as the 5th round to the Miami Dolphins.  I believe the Dolphins, who Coleman was considering joining after going undrafted, have missed out on what could have been a missing piece to their offensive puzzle.

The Rutgers WR was one of the biggest pass catcher in this year’s draft, standing at 6 foot 6, 225 pounds.  On top of that, Coleman ran a 4.56 forty-yard dash (pretty darn good for a big man), and has a 32.5 inch vertical.  He would have been perfect for Ryan Tannehill, especially in the red zone, and fights for balls unlike any receiver on the Dolphins’ roster (barring Jarvis Landry).  What is really disappointing is that Miami drafted two wide receivers in this draft, neither of which are taller than 6 foot 1.  They lack a big, physical pass catcher who can go up and bring down jump balls or lobs.  Coleman would have fit that need perfectly, and for a cheap price.

Instead, QB Drew Brees and the star-studded Saints have added Coleman, who I believe will prove to be a diamond in this draft.  His size speaks for itself, not to mention his decent route running and good hands, both of which will increase with his time in this league.  Now, Miami’s best hope is to find an alternative to Coleman, or hope the Saints let him go.  The latter seems unlikely.

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  • Marshall summerlin

    Eric, I agree with you on this one. I did not even know that Brandon Coleman was still available .I was hoping really bad that we would draft him in the later rounds and if not…?????? Pick him up as an UDFA. I think we really missed a future good one in not signing him…..either way, I am looking forward to my 48th year of dolphins football…..Fins Up !!!

  • tpl

    I am hoping egnew can be that guy…..

    • dolphinmofo

      I agree with you that I would like to see egnew in that role. It’s the same position he played in college. Their’s a reason all 32 teams passed on Coleman. So I wouldn’t say we missed on him.

  • Johnny

    Me and Jules was looking at Coleman a few weeks before the draft.. I know I wanted this kid as a Phin.. Again, we HAVE NO SIZE!!! That’s one of the reasons I’m pulling for Binns to make the 53.. At 6’3, he was having the best camp of all our WRs last year, before he got injured.. But.. Atleast his injury is almost a year old and he’ll be ready for camp.. Hope he can recapture his play from last camp to make the 53..

  • tpl

    Read a list of attendees to the recent dolphin minicamp and there was a Jonathan aiken isted as 6’5″ 225 and running a sub 4.4 40. Of course, this doesn’t mean he can catch.

  • unclejesse40

    I am a Chiefs fan that wanted this guy as a big redzone target for Alex Smith, but I have to believe that the Saints will probably cut him with all the wideouts they currently have on roster.