Former Cleveland Browns first-round draft pick Corey Coleman underwent a workout with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero reported.
This potential second chance comes after a series of setbacks that saw his initial promise fade away.
Selected 15th overall in the 2016 NFL draft by the Browns, Coleman’s career trajectory didn’t align with his high draft status.
After a mere two seasons, the Browns traded him to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a seventh-round pick, as chronicled on Hard Knocks. However, his time with the Bills was short-lived as he failed to secure a spot on their roster.
Coleman’s journey in the league continued with brief stints with various teams including the New England Patriots, New York Giants, and Kansas City Chiefs. Despite these opportunities, he struggled to secure significant playing time.
This year brought a change of scenery for Coleman as he joined the USFL’s Philadelphia Stars.
Coleman impressively emerged as a standout player in the league, leading in both receptions and receiving yards with 669.
The 49ers, seeking to bolster their receiving corps, gave Coleman the opportunity to showcase his skills during the workout, but it appears they went elsewhere, having signed WR Anthony Miller.