This is the guy.
In fact, he was the guy last year too. There was talk that Brandon Coleman would declare but he opted to spend another year at Rutgers. The quarterback situation won’t help him (in that he doesn’t have a very good one throwing the ball) but he has the opportunity to be a top-25 pick. And if he drops beyond that, I hope the Seahawks are ready to pounce. Coleman was definitely in man-crush territory last season.
He’s not the finished article, far from it. But with a big 6-6 frame, speed and good habits catching the ball he’s as close to the perfect receiver project you’ll ever find.
It’s one of the few things Seattle still needs. At receiver they have dynamism, speed and playmaking excellence. But they don’t have a great possession receiver with size and height to compliment Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin. They’ll be hoping Chris Harper can fill the void, but that’s a tough ask for a fourth round rookie competing for catches with that group. Put Coleman alongside Harvin and Rice and I think you could be looking at the perfect complimentary trio for Russell Wilson. It’s still way too early to say, but I think we’ll be spending a fair amount of time on tight ends and big receivers this year. Mike Evans is another player to keep an eye on at Texas A&M, plus of course the two TE’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Colt Lyerla.