In an NFL draft class flush with wide receivers, it’s not easy for mid- to late-round prospects to stand out, especially with the current NFL shut down. Two players trying to do just that, Isaiah Coulter of Rhode Island and Brandon Polk of James Madison, join the latest episode of the ‘Valentine’s Views podcast.
Coulter responds to Gil Brandt’s praise
Hall of Fame executive and current NFL analyst Gil Brandt thinks Coulter is a sleeper in the upcoming draft.
“He’s a guy we’re gonna be asking about a year from now, ‘Where’d he come from? Why’d we miss on him?’ He’s 6-1 7/8, big receiver. Plays big. Can run under 4.4. [Official combine time: 4.45.] I like these guys who come from a school like Rhode Island with something to prove. Don’t want to put too much pressure on him, but he could be [D.K.] Metcalf of this draft.”
When I read him that quote, here is how Coulter responded:
“I’m just glad he turned on my film and took a liking to me and compered me to one of those top receivers in the league like D.K. Metcalf. That’s crazy. That’s cool.”
Polk: Saquon won’t race me
Before heading to James Madison as a graduate transfer. Polk played with Saquon Barkley at Penn State. He says Barkley refused to race him when they were teammates.
“I’m faster,” said Polk, recently timed at 4.28 in the 40-yard dash by former NFL executive Ken Herock.
“I tell him every time I talk to him, ‘what’s your 40?’ He just says “fast” and I say, well I’m faster.”
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