If the Eagles got one true steal in this draft, it’s their final pick.
A three-year starter at Ohio State, Coleman was a lynchpin in the Buckeyes defense and was voted as the team MVP in 2009.
The 5’10” Coleman has good speed (4.56 40), excellent instincts, and can be a solid centerfielder on passing downs. He’s also willing to get dirty in run support, which Andy Reid requires of his safeties.
While he lacks ideal size (he’s only 5’10”), NFL Draft Scout says that Coleman has the toughness, athleticism, intelligence and ball skills necessary to succeed at the NFL level.
As a senior, Coleman was a Sporting News First Team All-American and first team All-Big 10, ranking third on the Buckeyes with 68 tackles. He also added five picks, four passes deflected, three forced fumbles, 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack, and perhaps a partridge in a pear tree.
He’s also a high character guy who has overcome enormous personal struggle to succeed, so he will be the kind of hard worker that Andy Reid adores.
You can never have enough defensive backs (tm Dylan McNamara), especially if you get NFL Draft Scout’s fifth best free safety (and No. 137 overall) with a seventh-round compensatory pick.