With their seventh round pick (243rd overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected B.J. Coleman, a quarterback from Chattanooga.
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Two interesting third-day draft types are B.J. Coleman and Austin Davis. Coleman bolted
from the mess at the University of Tennessee to step down to another level of competition, but at the East-West Shrine Game practices, he more than held his own with better talent surrounding him. A right hand injury limited him at the Combine, but once he refines his footwork, he could be a nice mid-round find.
Green Bay might see a lot of Matt Flynn in Coleman, as he has that above average arm strength, good mobility and a wicked spin firing that football into the second level. Davis is more of a scrambling type in the Vince Young mold, only he has a much higher intelligence level. He is limited due to a lack of arm strength, leaving West Coast offenses
as his best place to reside. He can move around that pocket though and has a quick, over the top release that will be beneficial moving the chains.
The Packers were expected to grab a quarterback at some point in the draft to serve as the team’s third quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers and Graham Harrell. They get their man in Coleman with a chance to groom him under some of the best qb developers in the league.
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