Shon Coleman

Offensive Tackle #72
6’6” 313 Junior5-shon-coleman-ol-auburn_pg_600

  • Good size
  • Likes contact
  • Good at engaging line backers on down blocks but sometimes will get pushed off by them
  • Good in blocking in the open field in screen game
  • Kick back in pass protection looked stiff but was often successful in protecting the quarterback
  • Very good when down blocking a 3 technique
  • Shows good quickness when asked to reach block and get the inside angle of a defender inside of him
  • Played primarily left tackle in his last season at Auburn. Played some snaps at right tackle.

Shon Coleman has fought adversity throughout his past few years. Shon Coleman was diagnosed with cancer. The 2010 signee had to wait till early 2011 to enroll in Auburn. After 2nd overall pick, Greg Robinson, left Auburn for the NFL draft, Shon Coleman fought and won the starting job as Auburn’s left tackle.

In Auburn’s game against Texas A&M, Coleman was asked to block one of the more electrifying defenders in college football last season, Myles Garrett. Shon Coleman undoubtedly won that matchup. Garrett was held to three tackles and zero sacks when being blocked in primarily one on one contests with Coleman.

Coleman blocks defenders at good angles. He’s good at blocking in space. He stays low when he blocks defenders at the line. He gets a little too high when blocking at the next level and because of that, he sometimes gets thrown off after he initiates contact. His kick back looks a little stiff but he was much better in the pass protection game than what I was expecting.

Even though Shon is leaving school early, he has already earned a graduate degree in Public Administration.

I think Coleman is a good tackle. With the importance of tackles growing every year with the evolution of pass rushers, a good tackle is very valuable to NFL teams. I see this guy being a top 5 or 6 tackle in this draft. I think that puts him as a top 50 pick.

Round Value: Early 2nd

NFL Comparison: Ja’Wuan James

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