Biletnikoff Award finalist Corey Coleman could be down to his final two games a member of the Baylor Bears.
According to NFL Network’s Rand Getlin, Coleman has indicated to multiple people that he is strongly considering entering the 2016 NFL Draft. Publicly, the redshirt junior from the Dallas area has said he will consult with family, Baylor coach Art Briles and draft projections, but that he hasn’t thought too deeply about anything beyond Saturday’s regular-season finale against Texas. A victory would secure the Bears (9-2, 6-2 Big 12) a berth in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.
#Baylor WR Corey Coleman has indicated to multiple sources that he's strongly considering entering the NFL Draft. Highly coveted prospect.
"Whether I’m a high or low draft pick, I have to take that into (consideration)," Coleman told reporters during the team’s weekly press conference Monday. "Right now, I’m just focusing on beating Texas. I haven’t thought that far."
The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder’s has seen his production dip over the last three weeks since starting quarterback Seth Russell was lost for the season with a broken bone in his neck, followed by backup Jarrett Stidham’s time under center ending prematurely with an ankle injury.
Baylor will start third-stringer Chris Johnson at quarterback for a second consecutive game.
Prior to Russell’s injury, Coleman had caught multiple touchdown passes in seven consecutive games. On the season, he has 67 catches for 1,314 yards. His 20 touchdown catches lead the nation and set a new Baylor single-season record.