Green Bay Packers' seventh-round draft pick, B.J. Coleman is tight with retired future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, according to a piece from NFL.com. That should have Pack supporters excited.
The 6'3", 233-pound prospect out of Tennessee-Chattanooga is one of the more physical quarterbacks to come out of the 2012 NFL draft. He reminds a lot of scouts of a young, raw Brett Favre, believe it or not.
Whether that is an accurate comparison, it doesn't take long while reading scouting reports on the 23-year-old to realize that he has plenty of potential to be great.
The overall consensus on Coleman is that he is a strong, physical leader who can make all the necessary throws at the NFL level. He has also been revered as a phenomenal teammate and a guy who reacts well to coaching.
A quick glance at his numbers in three seasons with Chattanooga reveals a somewhat inconsistent quarterback who is prone to interceptions. It makes sense, since Favre was a risk taker. How else would Coleman have slipped all the way to the seventh round?
B.J. Coleman on his relationship with Brett Favre via NFL.com:
It's just endless, he's one of the best. He'll go down as one of the greatest. To have the opportunity to speak with him and work with him was excellent. I'd like to have a great relationship with him, we'll see. With Bus being both of our agents, yeah, absolutely. I know they'll be many questions and things I got to ask. But having a guy there like Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre, those are two phenomenal guys to ask.
In reality. this pickup isn't going to change life in Titletown, but if Coleman turns out to be anything Favre in terms of on-field production, the Packers may be inclined to patch things up with the ol' gunslinger in hopes of getting the most out of their 2012 draft pick.
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