Florida State star wide receiver Keon Coleman was surprisingly scratched from the lineup before the Seminoles’ game against the Pittsburgh Panthers in Week 10. Will he play against the Miami Hurricanes this week? Here’s the latest on the 2024 NFL Draft prospect’s current status.
Is Keon Coleman Playing Against Miami?
Injuries at the college level are infinitely more difficult to track down than at the NFL level. Unlike the NFL, college teams do not have to disclose anything concerning injuries throughout the week, and there is no “injury report” like there is in the NFL.
When Coleman was ruled out against the Panthers, the injury was undisclosed. Even now, the extent and the area of his body where the injury occurred is unknown.
“He’s doing good,” coach Mike Norvell said. “We’re obviously continuing to see as guys progress during the week exactly where they’ll be at. But I think we’re seeing positive strides with a lot of guys.”
We don’t know very much, but what we can gather from videos on X (formerly Twitter) is that Coleman was dressed for practices and was seen fielding punts. He appears primed to play against the Canes but looks can be deceiving, and we won’t know for sure until the game nears.
According to multiple sources on Saturday morning, Coleman will play against Miami.
Coleman Is a Blast From the Past
Usually, being equated with past generations means that a player is out of date for the current game. Back when wide receivers and defensive backs were allowed to maul one another, teams tended to favor the 6’2″, 210-pound wide receivers who could bench press a cornerback for reps.
The NFL game has flipped the script, reveling in perverse speed. Just look at the advantage the Miami Dolphins have created with their speed and ability at their offensive skill positions.
But the departure to speed on offense and defense has left WRs smaller and shiftier. And with league rules dictating defenders to keep their hands off, it makes it more difficult to cover speed.
But Coleman is unbelievably a great blend of new-school technique as a route runner and old-school bully. He’s outrageously arrogant in the air, plucking away contested passes at a ridiculous rate.
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