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Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Seventh Round Pick: B.J. Coleman, QB Chattanooga

Green Bay Packer Draft Pick BJ Coleman, QB Tennessee-Chattanooga

Packer Draft Pick BJ Coleman, QB Tennessee-Chattanooga

With their seventh round pick (243rd overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected B.J. Coleman, a quarterback from Chattanooga.

 

PLAYER DETAILS: 
B.J. Coleman
Quarterback
Chattanooga Mocs
6’3″ 232lbs

CAREER NOTES: 

From CBSSports:

A three-year starter, Bryon “BJ” Coleman was a top 20 quarterback recruit out of high school, choosing Tennessee the summer before his senior year. After redshirting in 2007, he saw limited action in 2008 as the third-string reserve, going 4-for-8 (50.0 percent) for 21 yards and one interception over three games. Coleman decided to transfer to Chattanooga (Tenn.) before the 2009 season and won the starting quarterback job as a sophomore (11 starts), finishing 227-for-401 (56.6 percent) for 2,348 yards, 17 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. He had his most productive season in 2010 as a junior with 11 starts, going 215-for-382 (56.3 percent) for 2,996 yards, 26 touchdowns, 13 interceptions and four rushing scores, earning Second Team All-Southern honors. Coleman battled a shoulder injury in 2011 as a senior and missed four games (seven starts), finishing 137-for-225 (60.9 percent) for 1,527 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions.

AGILITY TESTS: 
4.38 in the 20 yard shuttle…7.07 in the 3 cone drill…109 inch broad jump…4.95 in the 40 yard dash

SCOUTING REPORT: 
From NFL Scouting

Two interesting third-day draft types are B.J. Coleman and Austin Davis. Coleman bolted
from the mess at the University of Tennessee to step down to another level of competition, but at the East-West Shrine Game practices, he more than held his own with better talent surrounding him. A right hand injury limited him at the Combine, but once he refines his footwork, he could be a nice mid-round find.

Green Bay might see a lot of Matt Flynn in Coleman, as he has that above average arm strength, good mobility and a wicked spin firing that football into the second level. Davis is more of a scrambling type in the Vince Young mold, only he has a much higher intelligence level. He is limited due to a lack of arm strength, leaving West Coast offenses
as his best place to reside. He can move around that pocket though and has a quick, over the top release that will be beneficial moving the chains.

COMMENTARY:

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April

Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Seventh Round Pick: Andrew Datko, T Florida State University

With their seventh round pick (241st overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Andrew Datko, an offensive lineman from Florida State University.

 

PLAYER DETAILS: 
Andrew Datko
Offensive Tackle
Florida State Seminoles
6’6″ 315lbs

CAREER NOTES: 

Scouts are anxious to get another look at Florida State left offensive tackle Andy Datko, who was limited to four games in 2011 by shoulder surgery, and who has a history of shoulder problems. Datko started 40 games during his career with the Seminoles, was 6-6 and 315 pounds at the combine, where he ran 5.32, but still has some interesting potential. Datko entered last season as one of the better tackle prospects in the country, is regarded as having decent feet, but scouts seem to like his frame and his demeanor, and he could be a late-round choice for some team willing to take a chance.  - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

AGILITY TESTS: 
7.71 in the 3 cone drill…5.32 in the 40 yard dash…29″ vertical

SCOUTING REPORT: 

From CBSSports:

Positives: Quick and nimble, light on his feet. Very athletic blocker on the move. Good slide and hand placement effectively shut down most speed rushers. Smart prospect who has great experience and works extremely hard.

Negatives: High-cut and doesn’t bend knees well. Set in pass protection is high, and that affects power and ability to anchor and causes him to bend at the waist. Soft hand punch. Serious shoulder injury that required multiple surgeries will be closely scrutinized. Did not play well in 2011 because of shoulder, battling courageously for four games with one arm.

COMMENTARY:

The defensive run is over as the Packers finally go with an offensive player in the form of a lineman. With Chad Clifton being cut, the Packers could use the depth and a fresh body in training camp. 

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