Could Tennessee-Chattanooga quarterback B.J. Coleman be the 2012 NFL Draft equivalent to John Skelton?
A John Skelton-like quarterback prospect is one that has NFL size and arm, comes from a small school and garners positive praise in the offseason process. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Coleman already had the first two down. According to reports from the East-West Shrine Game practices today, he's taking care of the third criteria.
Here are some notes on Coleman from today's East team practices from some draft analysts in attendance:
Fairly clear that BJ Coleman is on a higher level in terms arm talent than the other two. Not in pads, but other two have missed throws.— Josh Norris (@JoshNorris) January 16, 2012
2 deep balls by Coleman, both on the money. Talking with receivers pre-play like they've been teammates for years #ShrineGame— Eric Galko (@OptimumScouting) January 16, 2012
BJ Coleman is the best QB here period. Compact motion, plus arm strength. Mechanics look clean early. Passes cut right through the wind.— Thomas Melton (@TMeltonScouting) January 16, 2012