Keon Coleman
Bills Anticipate Steep Learning Curve for Rookie Wideout Keon Coleman
1 week ago

Despite being drafted with the franchise’s top selection in the 2024 NFL Draft, Keon Coleman is expected to begin the season beneath Khalil Shakir on Buffalo’s depth chart — even after the departures of Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis this past spring.

Although Keon Coleman was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round to shore up a massive hole at wide receiver, it appears as though it will take some time for the former Florida State standout to fill the void left by Diggs and Davis. According to Bills GM Brandon Beane, “he’ll have to learn the offense” and will be brought along slowly. And although every rookie from the 2024 class will be afflicted with varying degrees of learning, Coleman figures to be tasked with a steeper learning curve than most. After all, the 21-year-old will be playing in an offense led by Josh Allen that has been searching for an elusive Super Bowl ring.

 

While Beane did allude to the fact that he anticipates that Coleman will eventually “learn multiple spots” and become a key cog in the offense, he said that it “might not be right away.” This development is far from ideal for his fantasy prospects heading into the 2024 season, even if Coleman has a sky-high ceiling down the road as a freak athlete and downfield threat in an offense led by the consensus QB1 in fantasy. Shakir, on the other hand, heads into the year as the only Buffalo wideout to have caught a pass from Allen in a regular season game. His stock should only grow after Beane’s comments regarding the development of Keon Coleman, who should remain nothing more than a high-upside, late-round selection in your fantasy league.