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Jags have met with Massachusetts OT Larnel Coleman

With the 2021 NFL draft less than three weeks away, teams are fully in the swing of pre-draft meetings with prospects. Last week ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that the Jags had plans to meet with Florida receiver Kadarius Toney, bringing the Jags’ total to 18 known meetings on our tracker.

On Monday, that number increased again as another meeting was reported. According to a report from Justin Melo of The Draft Network, the Jaguars are one of more than 15 teams that have met with Massachusetts offensive tackle Larnel Coleman,.

As Melo mentioned, Coleman is a lengthy tackle that stands at 6-foot-6 and has good size at 315 pounds. A two-time All-Independent Second-Team selection according to Phil Steele, Coleman started every game his final three seasons with the Minutemen.

He started at right tackle during his redshirt sophomore season in 2018 before moving to the left side for the last two seasons. In an interview with NFL Draft Diamonds, Coleman said he feels comfortable playing either of the tackle spots and even seeing time at guard, if necessary.

“As far as schemes, I can be adaptable,” he said. “I feel like I can work in about any scheme. I’ve started at both LT and RT during my time at UMass. However, I am not opposed to playing guard.”

Given Coleman’s size, though, he likely projects as a tackle at the next level. He’s considered a late Day 3 prospect, as Josh Edwards’ mock draft for CBS Sports shows him going in the sixth round. If Jacksonville doesn’t address the tackle spot earlier in the draft, Coleman could be a nice depth pickup on Saturday.


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