Corey Coleman had sports hernia surgery a few days before Christmas.
On Wednesday in Waco, a week-and-a-half before Easter, he ran the 40-yard dash at a blazing fast pace.
“I thought I did decent,” the Baylor wide receiver said at the Bears’ Pro Day. “Really, for the first time doing everything, I thought I put on a pretty good show and can get better.”
Clocked by most scouts in the 4.3 second range, and listed unofficially by the Baylor football program as running it in 4.41 seconds, Coleman put on a show for the NFL scouts, general managers and head coaches
“First time really running since I had surgery, so like I said, I thought I did decent,” Coleman said.
The 2015 Biletnikoff Award winner for the nation’s best receiver, Coleman caught 20 touchdown passes last season and finished with 1,363 receiving yards. He also talked with Texans head coach Bill O’Brien multiple times during the session at the Allison Indoor Facility on campus, and came away impressed.
“I love the organization,” Coleman said. “Bill O’Brien is a great coach. It’s just a blessing to be out here and have him coach me up and tell me the stuff I’m doing wrong, stuff I’m doing right, and just learning.”
Multiple experts have tabbed Coleman as a logical pick for the Texans, who select 22nd in the first round of the NFL Draft. Houston has a Pro Bowler at wide receiver in
“I think he’s a beast,” Coleman said. “He’s a fantastic player and a great individual too.”
The Baylor pass-catcher said he’ll have some more individual workouts for NFL teams in the next month, and is excited about the Draft at the end of April.