Larnel Coleman is a massive man who has turned into a pivotal player on the Minutemen offense. He has been an impressive offensive tackle for the UMass football team who has 25 starts under his belt going into his senior year.
Coleman is pretty athletic, he was a power forward and a center on his high school basketball team and also played some offense at the tight end position. He won the state Championship for his high school in Massachusetts as a Sophomore. For college, he would not move far, he was offered from the hometown team and he jumped on the opportunity.
In 2016, Coleman redshirted. He would get his chance in 2017 when he started his first game. While Larnel played in 12 games that year he helped the team pile up 670 yards in one game against Georgia Southern. His first start happened against Maine on November 1st.
As a redshirt Sophomore, Coleman took over the starting right tackle position and started every game. He helped rank UMass 14th in the FBS for passing offense. That year UMass had a game where they racked up 777 yards against Liberty. Coleman was a part of that game as well!
Last season, Coleman was the only UMass offensive lineman to start all 12 games. He truly has become the leader of the unit. He played left tackle last year and has turned into a pretty valuable player. He has great size and technique. Overall, Coleman is a sleeper and I am a fan. Remember #59 because the kid is huge and will punish you if you try to get after his teammates.
NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:
Larnel Coleman is a massive man standing at 6070 and weighing 300 pounds. He has turned into one of the cornerstone prospects on the UMass offense. Coleman impressed the coaching staff and has been the anchor on their offensive line. Coleman is super athletic, he actually played tight end, defensive end and offensive tackle while competing as a power forward and center on the basketball squad in high school. Overall this kid has that “it” factor that NFL teams are looking for. – Damond Talbot, Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds