Corey Coleman quickly worked himself into NFL shape after a few whirlwind months on the draft circuit and impressed Jackson throughout OTAs and minicamp.
The first-round pick has received constant attention from Jackson and senior offensive assistant/wide receivers coach Al Saunders on the practice field, and that’s been reciprocated with continuous improvement.
“He’s a tremendous player,” Jackson said. “He’s going to be pretty good. I ride him pretty hard because he has so much ability and I want to get it out of him. He’s really shown why we drafted him in the first round. He is a tremendous talent. If he keeps working like he is and stays as humble and he has great desire to be a great football player, I think that’s going to happen for him.
“He’s still got to earn it. He’s got to work for it. He’s got to go fight for it to go get it. I think he will.”
Coleman is a good bet to lead the Browns in targets which is why he's the second rookie (after Ezekiel Elliott) off the board in early fantasy drafts. Rookie receivers drafted in the middle rounds tend to fare pretty well compared to their veteran counterparts. The only thing that could submarine his value is the surprising return of Josh Gordon to the fold.