WT: 255 lbs
High School: Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN)
Accolades: Shrine Bowl. 2019 Defensive Team Captain.
Scouting Report: EDGE Kendall Coleman, Syracuse
Speed/Athleticism: Kendall Coleman is very athletic. He has incredible body control and can change direction with ease. Really showed this in the Shrine Game with a couple of plays.
Burst/Bend: Coleman is very stiff and doesn’t have good bend while working the outside. His burst is inconsistent, but when he gets off on time, he’s explosive and very good. You just wish he had the limber ability to get around the edge.
Power/Strength: Coleman is a pretty strong edge guy. He’s not going to blow people away with his bull rush, but he has strong arms and hands and that allows him to extend his pursuit range. He’s a handful for offensive linemen to handle when trying to keep him engaged and locked.
Finesse/Handwork: Strong hands allow him to get the advantage with some of his inside moves. Much more effective as a 7 tech than he is as a 9.
Tackling/Pursuit: Coleman is best as a run defender as he takes good pursuit angles and reacts better to run plays. Good tackler. Coleman doesn’t miss many tackles.
Overall: Kendall Coleman is one of those run-support edge players that the league is drifting away from. Regardless, he can find himself a place in this league in rotation, playing on early downs. I think the athleticism he shows is intriguing, but at best he is an early day three value prospect.
NFL Comp: Brandon Graham