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Sammie Coates | 14

WR | Auburn | Pittsburgh Steelers
Ht: 6016 / 6' 02" | Wt: 212 | Upd: 05/22/2016

Vitals

Birth Date: 03/31/1993
Age: 24
Original Team: PIT
NFL Entry: 15 03 087
NFL Exp: 2
Depth Chart Key: 15/3
Team History: PIT

Player History

05/15 PIT D/C SIGNED

Ourlads' Analysis:

2015 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about SAMMIE COATES: Auburn, 6016 212 4.43. Junior entry. A two-year, often injured starter from Leroy, AL. Rare blend of size and speed. Known as an athletic marvel who posted strong numbers at the Combine. Is a tough receiver who isn’t afraid to go across the middle. Is physical against press coverage and isn’t afraid to mix it up with defensive backs. Good acceleration and burst off the line. Good run-after-catch skills and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. Has good quickness and is an explosive deep ball threat. Good on jump balls, uses his frame and leaping ability well. Reacts well to poorly thrown balls. Plays very fast and will lay out for the ball. While highly athletic, he’s still very raw and undeveloped. Inconsistent hands and drops way too many balls. Doesn’t always catch ball away from body. Isn’t a sharp route runner and tends to round patterns off. Limited experience running full route tree. Doesn’t read and adapt to coverages well. Struggles to separate at times. Has inconsistent burst out of breaks. Doesn’t always track deep balls well. Inconsistent as a blocker. Coates is a classic boom or bust type of prospect considering his immense upside and ceiling, but also considering how raw and undeveloped he is. He has a long way to go in terms of developing NFL-caliber hands and learning finer nuances of receiver position but all the tools are there to be an upper echelon receiver at next level. 2014 stats: 34-741, 21.8 ypr, 4 TD. OSR:3/40. Second/ third round. (A-33 1/2, H-9 3/8, VJ-41, SS-4.06).