Brandon Coleman caught 26 passes for 281 yards and 3 touchdowns last season. At 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, Coleman has the size to be a red zone threat. He has drawn some limited praise this offseason for his playmaking ability. If Michael Thomas, Willie Snead or Ted Ginn Jr. were to miss time, Coleman would receive a bump in playing time.
Coleman played in all 16 games last season but finished with four fewer receptions for 173 fewer yards on 11 fewer targets when compared to his 2015 numbers. He finished seventh on the team with 281 receiving yards and is the fifth option behind Thomas, Snead, Ginn, and tight end Colby Fleener. Unless there's a significant injury, it's unlikely Coleman tops 500 yards receiving this season.
2017 Bottom Line
Coleman may have been in line for more opportunities when the Saints traded Cooks to New England, but as soon as they signed Ginn in free agency, Coleman was again relegated to the back-burner. He was targeted just 38 times last season, and given the plethora of options the Saints have in their passing game, there's no reason for Coleman to play a bigger role in 2017. Despite Coleman's imposing size, Thomas was Brees' favorite red zone option last season and that doesn't figure to change this year. Leave Coleman off your draft board.