PROS: Refined technician. Crafty with his hand usage and he deploys a variety of swipes and counters to clear contact. Timing, placement and pop in his punch are all excellent. Sharp processor with quick responses. Isn’t the most twitchy but he does well to complement his upper half and hands with strong footwork to set himself up to take advantage of angles. Has a decent amount of rush variety. Won’t be confused as sudden but he’s smooth. Four-year starter.
CONS: Lacks length, explosiveness and twitch. Won’t put any stress on offensive linemen to keep pace up the arc and he’s a slow burn rusher. Lateral mobility is slow. Wish he had more power and mass. Doesn’t have the physical tools to match his sound technique.
BEST TRAIT - Technique
WORST TRAIT - Physical Traits
RED FLAGS - None
Syracuse defensive end Kendall Coleman is a good football player. He’s a smart processor with good technique and he knows how to counter blocks. With that said, his physical traits let him down. He lacks ideal length, burst and play strength which are needed to combine with his technique and intelligence to produce in the NFL. A four-year starter in college, he is probably maxed out. Coleman may be able to find work as a base end in a 4-3 but his ceiling isn’t exciting given his limitations.