Syracuse Football: Kendall Coleman 2020 NFL Draft stock update

Former Syracuse football stud Kendall Coleman is in the 2020 NFL Draft, but where will he be selected? Here’s a stock update.

After four marvelous years with the Syracuse football program senior defensive end, Kendall Coleman is ready for the next step of his life in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Coleman had his best statistical season back in 2018 when he reached the double-digit sack mark (10), but struggled to put up the same production in 2019 (four). Evaluating a prospect goes beyond the numbers and Coleman brings a lot to the table in terms of his intangibles.

To get a better understanding of his 2020 NFL Draft stock, we ran 50 mock draft simulations via The Draft Network.

The Draft Network provides two different systems to run a mock draft:

  • The Draft Network’s Predictive Board
  • The Draft Network’s Player Rankings

To get a fair evaluation we ran 25 simulations on each setting.

TDN’s Predictive Board results:

  • In 20 percent of the simulations, Coleman went undrafted.
  • The highest Kendall Coleman was taken was with the 170th overall to the Philadelphia Eagles (backend of the fifth round in the 2020 NFL Draft).
  • The most frequent landing spot was with the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers (was selected to both teams four times each during the 25 simulations).
  • During the 25 simulations, Kendall Coleman landed with 10 different NFL franchises.

TDN’s Player Rankings results:

  • Unlike TDN’s Predictive Board results, Kendall Coleman was drafted in every single simulation with this setting (25 attempts).
  • The highest Coleman was taken was with the 150th overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles (middle of the fifth round in the 2020 NFL Draft).
  • The most frequent landing spot was with the Jacksonville Jaguars where he was selected an astounding 20 percent of the time in this setting of the simulations.
  • During the 25 simulations, Coleman landed with 11 different NFL franchises.

Also, it seems like the opinions vary pretty strongly among The Draft Network’s panel of experts and insiders on Kendall Coleman.

Trevor Sikkema: 127th ranked player on big board.

Joe Marino: 139th ranked player on big board.

Jonah Tul: 173rd ranked player on big board.

Kyle Crabbs: 182nd ranked player on big board.

Benjamin Solak: 183rd ranked player on big board.

Jordan Reid: 188th ranked player on big board.

So what does all of this mean?

Kendall Coleman still has some work to do this offseason leading into the 2020 NFL Draft. Fortunately, there are several opportunities along the way that’ll give Coleman a chance to increase his NFL Draft stock:

  • Coleman was invited and has since accepted his invitation to the annual East-West Shrine Game on January 18 at Tropicana Field in St. Peterburg, Florida.
  • In addition at the end of February is the NFL Scouting Combine which will run from Sunday, February 23 through Monday, March 2.
    • Although there’s no guarantee Coleman will receive an invitation to this event, if he is lucky enough to attend it will be a unique opportunity to go through medical evaluations, both formal and informal team interviews, measurements, and of course position drills in front of all 32 NFL teams.
  • Also for the first time in history, this year’s underwear Olympics will be in prime-time:

“Starting in 2020, the televised drill portion of the combine will shift from the morning and afternoon to the afternoon and prime-time slots on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,” per NFL.com.

  • Syracuse’s Pro Day (date to be determined) will be a home-field opportunity for area scouts and teams to come to visit and watch Coleman go through the gambit of drills, interviews, and medical testing.
  • While the final opportunity to impress prospective NFL teams, coaches, and general managers will be with private workouts with NFL teams leading up to draft day.
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As is the case with all the prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft, a player’s draft stock is fluid and can change rapidly based on all of these factors listed above. There are still many unwritten chapters left in the Coleman story before the 2020 NFL Draft arrives.

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