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 Post subject: Chase Coffman
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:53 pm 

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Admitingly, I know nothing about him. Looking at his scouting report, he had (has) star potential. Heir apparent to Gonzo?

Anyone know why he hasn't succeeded?

Chase Coffman
6'6, 252 pounds | Missouri | Tight end

Strengths: Coffman has impressive size for a tight end. He uses that size to create space to get open. Coffman also utilizes great quickness off the line of scrimmage. A consistent prospect who routinely finds himself open. Possesses incredibly reliable hands and makes a lot of difficult receptions. Doesn't catch with his body. Runs excellent routes, much like a receiver. A strong athlete who rarely goes down on first contact.

Weaknesses: The biggest drawback in Coffman's game is his blocking inexperience. In Missouri's offense, he would often line up as a receiver and hasn't had to block much. Doesn't appear to have great speed and isn't a deep threat. Due to foot injuries the last two seasons, there are durability questions about Coffman. He was slowed during his senior year with turf toe and broke a bone in his left foot in the Alamo Bowl. Had offseason surgery following the 2007 season due to bone spurs.

Final word: Coffman will need to improve some as a blocker, but has the tools to become a great tight end. Coffman has been one of the nation's top tight ends since his true freshman season at Missouri. Chase's father, Paul, played tight end for 10 years in the NFL. Won the Mackey Award for a 2008 season in which he had 90 receptions for 987 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Round projection: 2

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 Post subject: Re: Chase Coffman
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:04 pm 
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Blocking and speed. Coffman isn't a particularly fast TE. He has fairly average speed. And he never really blocked at Cincinnati. And the problem is that unless you play in a system that is willing to split their TE out wide often, then Coffman doesn't bring a lot of the traits you want in a TE. The COlts did that with Dallas Clark, NE does it with Hernandez, GB with Finley, and Cleveland has dabbled somewhat with Evan Moore a bit. But other than them, every body else wants inline TEs, and thus Coffman doesn't fit that mold.

But in terms of ball skills and ability to go and get a football, comparing him to Gonzalez is not crazy. You put a ball up in his area, Coffman will go and get it.

Unfortunately, I don't think there's a chance Coffman sticks in Atlanta, not unless the Falcons are having a change of heart in the type of offense they want to run. He'll run into the same problem he had in Cincinnati which is not being a fit for what they want.

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