Saints set up pre-draft visit with Keon Coleman: Here’s how he could impact the team

The New Orleans Saints scheduled a visit with Florida State wide receiver, Keon Coleman, who would be a great addition to the offense in 2024.

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The New Orleans Saints recently scheduled a pre-draft visit with Florida State wide receiver, Keon Coleman. Coleman would be an amazing addition for the Saints. He would be an X receiver in the Saints offense, which they need after the departure of Michael Thomas.

This past season at Florida State, Coleman caught 50 passes for 658 yards and 11 touchdowns. He stands at 6-foot-3 and 213 pounds. He is an extremely athletic player who will go up and get a jump ball. Coleman was a two-sport athlete at Michigan State, playing both basketball and football before transferring to Florida State. 

Keon Coleman’s measurements at the NFL Combine are shockingly similar to those of Michael Thomas. I’m not saying he will be nearly as good as 2019 Michael Thomas, but he could fill a similar role. Here is a table comparing Keon Coleman and Michael Thomas at the NFL Combine.

Keon Coleman

Michael Thomas





213 Lbs

212 Lbs

Arm Length

32' ⅛

32' ⅛

Hand Width

9' ⅜

10' ½

40 Yard Dash



10 Yard Split



Verticle Jump



Broad Jump

10 feet, 7 inches

10 feet, 6 inches

Again, I’m not saying he will be Michael Thomas, but the similarities, at least athletically, between them are evident.

Keon Coleman would be a great addition for the Saints

Some people were concerned with Coleman’s 40-yard dash time; he ran a 4.61. It’'s not amazing but that isn’t his game. Coleman plays extremely fast while on the field. In the gauntlet drill, Coleman reached a top speed of 20.36 miles per hour, the fastest over the last two seasons. He doesn’t contain great top-end speed but he makes up for it with great speed in the intermediate range.

It is important to remember that the Saints do have an option for an X receiver currently on their roster with A.T. Perry. Perry made some great plays down the stretch of the year and he is in the conversation to be the starter. Adding Coleman to that room would just help bolster it more and ensure that the Saints feel comfortable in that position.

Keon Coleman would be an amazing addition to the Saints offense in 2024 if they do decide to draft him. With the departure of Michael Thomas, Coleman could step into that role and thrive in it.