I have been praying that the Bengals don't select a WR in the 1st round this whole time but after watching some highlights today. My mind has changed, Corey Coleman has superstar written all over him and I would love to see him go side-to-side with AJ Green. Coleman can go up for the ball if need be, runs routes extremley well, has good speed and Lesean McCoy type cutting ability at WR. I also, was really impressed by Josh Doctson who posses almost all the same skill traits as Coleman except for the cutting and he's not quite as fast but he goes up for the ball better! I was really not to wow'ed by Laquon Treadwell, I think he runs routes well and would be a nice redzone receiver but he's definitley not going to be the best reciever out of this class. As an Ohio State fan, it's hard for me to say but I don't like Michael Thomas's shot to be good in the NFL he's very average and doesn't excel at anything, he has decent speed, runs decent routes, and is decent at going high for the ball. Tyler Boyd is tremendous at going up for the ball and is hard to take down and has good speed too. So, my takeaway from all of this is that the way these WR's will pan out is: 1) Corey Coleman, 2) Josh Doctson, 3) Tyler Boyd, 4) Laquon Treadwell, 5) Michael Thomas.
2009 NFL Draft Prospects: <br> Donald Brown Profile
Donald Brown, 5-10/210
Donald Brown's Scouting Report By Matt McGuire
Strengths: Decent frame with room to bulk up ... Very highly productive in junior year ... Very nice speed in the open field and is a home run hitter ... Elusive and has some wiggle; makes defenders miss in space ... Hits the hole aggressively ... Good vision; identifies cutback lanes ... Instinctive and does a good job setting up his blockers ... Good hands and can make plays in the passing game ... Keeps shoulder pads square to LOS ... Overall explosive threat ... Patient and will take what the defense gives him ... Decent amount of upside.
Weaknesses: Needs to put on a few pounds of bulk to be able to endure a 16-week season ... Needs to run with a lower pad level to generate more power ... Inconsistent when planting foot in the ground to accelerate on a dime ... Does not break many tackles; questionable lower body strength ... Needs to be tougher running the ball inside ... Questionable ball security ... Must improve pass pro ... Why did he not beat out Andre Dixon in 2007 season outright?
Summary: Brown projects as a very talented No. 2 running back in the NFL who can be a home run threat at the next level, but does not run with the consistent power like a workhorse. Will come off the board possibly as high as No. 29 to the NY Giants.
Player Comparison: Willie Parker. Same size and speed build with the outstanding elusiveness in the open field. However, both players lack that ability to consistently break tackles.