Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Seventh Round Pick: B.J. Coleman, QB Chattanooga

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Green Bay Packer Draft Pick BJ Coleman, QB Tennessee-Chattanooga
Packer Draft Pick BJ Coleman, QB Tennessee-Chattanooga

With their seventh round pick (243rd overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected B.J. Coleman, a quarterback from Chattanooga.

 

PLAYER DETAILS: 
B.J. Coleman
Quarterback
Chattanooga Mocs
6’3″ 232lbs

CAREER NOTES: 

From CBSSports:

A three-year starter, Bryon “BJ” Coleman was a top 20 quarterback recruit out of high school, choosing Tennessee the summer before his senior year. After redshirting in 2007, he saw limited action in 2008 as the third-string reserve, going 4-for-8 (50.0 percent) for 21 yards and one interception over three games. Coleman decided to transfer to Chattanooga (Tenn.) before the 2009 season and won the starting quarterback job as a sophomore (11 starts), finishing 227-for-401 (56.6 percent) for 2,348 yards, 17 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He had his most productive season in 2010 as a junior with 11 starts, going 215-for-382 (56.3 percent) for 2,996 yards, 26 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and four rushing scores, earning Second Team All-Southern honors. Coleman battled a shoulder injury in 2011 as a senior and missed four games (seven starts), finishing 137-for-225 (60.9 percent) for 1,527 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions.

AGILITY TESTS: 
4.38 in the 20 yard shuttle…7.07 in the 3 cone drill…109 inch broad jump…4.95 in the 40 yard dash

SCOUTING REPORT: 
From NFL Scouting

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.

COMMENTARY:

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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  • Ron LC

    The proverbial roll of the dice. On to the UDFA markets.

  • Tarynfor12

    I felt he had all the makings for a MM QB school,and said as much previously.

  • Savage57

    3 of the 5 Packer picks on day 3 have a history of shoulder injuries. TT really does have a pair of brassy’s.

    I really appreciate what he does and how he does it, but after Mike Neal I would think he’d be a little bit gun shy of the recently wounded.

    Time will tell.

  • Dan

    I’m fine with taking some chances on day 3. Neal and Harrell were top round picks. I really like the 7rd OT from Florida St. Pick, yes he had a shoulder injury, but he has good potential and only cost a 7th round pick.

  • Oppy

    Hey, remember those reports out of Hattiesburg a few months back that had BrINT Farkle “tutoring” a young QB NFL Draft prospect hopeful?? A southern boy who had the same agent as Farkle, Bus Cook?

    Guess who that was??

    YUP.

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/09000d5d828bb137/article/brett-favre-helped-green-bay-packers-draft-pick-bj-coleman

    Oh, btw, he wants to have a continued relationship with BrINT over the years, bounce some questions off of him, while he continues to develop in the NFL.

    Awesome.

    :/

  • Oppy

    Re: Packers see some of the same things in Coleman as they saw in Flynn

    The biggest thing the Packers may have seen in Flynn was his intangibles, his natural leadership skills, his ability to just put it all on his shoulders and win.

    From what I’ve read, the lack of these qualities is the biggest knock on Coleman- He shows poor to no leadership skills, and blames others for his shortcomings.

    Lastly, Flynn was regarded for his accuracy in the short to middle game, and if anything, lacked elite arm strength. Coleman is noted as not having better than decent accuracy, but having a solid deep ball arm strength.