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2014 NFL Draft Profile: DE Davon Coleman

Will Davon Coleman's phone ring with an NFL team on the other end?

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Defensive end Davon Coleman definitely made his last season in Tempe count. Coleman put up career numbers, and he's hoping that an NFL team will take notice and call his name on draft day.

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 297 pounds

College Career: Coleman first came to Arizona State in 2011 as a transfer from Fort Scott Community College. In his three seasons as a Sun Devil, Coleman had 166 tackles (31 tackles for loss) and 16 sacks. His most productive year was his senior season where he recorded a team-high 8.5 sacks.

Coleman's increased production was influenced by the fact that he was playing alongside defensive tackle Will Sutton. The two-time Pac-12 defensive player of the year was often double teamed, which gave Coleman a chance to really shine.

Perhaps, Sun Devil fans will best remember Coleman for his touchdown against Colorado. Early in the second quarter, Coleman lined up with the offense and caught a one-yard touchdown pass from quarter back Taylor Kelly. It was the only catch in Coleman's career at Arizona State, but it was certainly an important one.  

Strenghts: Coleman's biggest strength is his strength. At Arizona State's pro day on Mar. 7, Coleman bench pressed 225 pounds 35 times. That would have been tied for second at the Combine. He also has pretty decent speed as he ran a 5.08 40-yard dash during the pro day, but this time is of course unofficial. Coleman is a versatile player that has experience at both the defensive end and defensive tackle positions. 

Weaknesses: Coleman only had one really solid year as a starter in college. Despite his strength, there are questions about his explosiveness and ability to disengage from blocks, according to Dane Brugler of He also missed Arizona State's bowl game against Texas Tech (his last collegiate game) for a violation of team policy.

Outlook: Coleman may not be one of the premier defensive tackles of this class, but he could still be an effective player at the next level. He's a great athlete and a hard worker, who can excel if placed in the right defensive scheme.

Round Projection: 7th-undrafted

Prediction: I wouldn't be surprised if the Dallas Cowboys picked Coleman up as undrafted free agent. Coleman has already visited once with the Cowboys during the off season. The Cowboys are looking to bolster up its depth at defensive line after losing defensive end Demarcus Ware and defensive lineman Jason Hatcher.