Buffalo Bills: Best option at defensive end in each round of 2020 NFL Draft
Round 6 – Kendall Coleman
The next player on this list played football only a few hours east down I-90 from the Buffalo Bills. Kendall Coleman was a four year starter at Syracuse University with his best season coming in 2018 when he had 32 total tackles, 12.0 tackles for a loss and 10 sacks.
This past season, the tackles went up to 48 but the tackles for a loss dropped to 10.5 and his sack total dropped down to four. As Joe Marino of The Draft Network notes in his scouting report, he is an average athlete and there won’t be any physical traits that jump off the page. However, he is a very smart player and technically sound.
"Syracuse defensive end Kendall Coleman is a good football player. He’s a smart processor with good technique and he knows how to counter blocks. With that said, his physical traits let him down. He lacks ideal length, burst and play strength which are needed to combine with his technique and intelligence to produce in the NFL. A four-year starter in college, he is probably maxed out. Coleman may be able to find work as a base end in a 4-3 but his ceiling isn’t exciting given his limitations."
He isn’t going to be flashy but could be a great depth, rotational type defensive end to add this defense. Similar to Jennings, he could find some playing time as a rookie to help lighten the workload of some of the other veterans.