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Coleman's first three seasons in New Orleans can be described in a single word: inconsistent. At 6-6, 225 pounds, Coleman should be a dangerous red-zone threat but the big receiver has scored only five touchdowns in 32 career games. Moreover, the former undrafted free agent has struggled with drops throughout his career, and while he flashed some playmaking ability on occasion, Coleman has never been able to rise above fourth on the Saints' wide receiver depth chart. Nevertheless, after signing a one-year tender this offseason, Coleman returns to the Big Easy in 2017, when he should once again enter training camp as the team's fourth receiver, behind Michael Thomas, Willie Snead, and Ted Ginn.
At an imposing 6-foot-6, many projected Coleman to be a breakout performer last season, or at the very least, a legitimate end-zone threat. Instead, Coleman struggled to earn significant playing time in a crowded Saints receiving corps, and it was another young receiver who made some serious noise in fantasy leagues, as the unheralded Willie Snead emerged as the Saints' No. 2 wide receiver. With Marques Colston no longer in New Orleans, Coleman could still have some sleeper potential -- he managed to put together a few solid performances when Colston was sidelined with injuries last year -- but will have to hold off 2016 second-round draft pick Michael Thomas for playing time.
Though he was well-known out of Rutgers due to his formidable size (6-foot-6, 225 pounds), Coleman was not selected in last year's draft and was signed as an undrafted free agent by New Orleans. He struggled with drops early in training camp but bounced back nicely and spent most of the year on the team's practice squad, before being promoted to the active roster in Week 17. While Coleman failed to appear in a game, he's repeatedly drawn the praise of the Saints' coaching staff this offseason. With the Saints' wide-receiver depth chart wide open following the trades of Jimmy Graham and Kenny Stills, Coleman's size makes him, at the very least, an intriguing red-zone threat if he can earn playing time.
Coleman's massive size and wingspan, combined with decent speed could land him a roster spot down the road.