When wideout Corey Coleman was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the middle of the first round of the 2016 draft, the sky appeared to be the limit. Fast forward four years, and he’s hanging onto a roster spot for dear life with the NY Giants.
Many challenging things have happened to Coleman during the course of that time frame, including injuries and shoddy play on the field, but the former electric prospect is still just 25-years-old.
After getting off to a shaky start with the Browns, the straw that broke the camel’s back came in Week 17 of the 2017 season with the team doing everything it could to avoid going 0-16. Well, Coleman didn’t help matters as he dropped a crucial fourth-down pass late in the game to seal the victory for the Steelers and that was the end of his career in Cleveland.
After bouncing around briefly with the Bills and Patriots, the NY Giants gave him a shot based on his athletic ability and former promise in 2018. Coleman wound up carving out a nice niche for himself as the team’s kick returner and his career had appeared to be revived in some respects.
The NY Giants wideout group was pretty loaded that year, so it was going to be hard for him to crack the starting lineup, but his trajectory was undoubtedly positive.
Then, hardship struck again as just when Coleman was beginning to feel comfortable and earn his stripes with Big Blue, he blew out his ACL in training camp in 2019.