K-State’s Coffman has lofty shoes to fill

Carson Coffman took over for Josh Freeman as Kansas State’s starting quarterback after Freeman was drafted No. 17 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009. And although Coffman didn’t have the same impact with the Wildcats as Freeman had to make himself a first-round pick, he’ll get his chance to make an NFL roster next season.

Coffman highlighted Kansas State’s pro day Monday indoors on FieldTurf before 15 teams present.

Coffman, whose brother is Bengals TE Chase Coffman and whose father, Paul, was an NFL tight end from 1978 to ’87, had himself a nice performance. He measured in at 6-foot-2¾ and 215 pounds, and ran 4.75 and 4.73 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He had a 9-5 broad jump and a 29½-inch vertical jump, and ran a 7.15 three-cone drill and 4.33 short shuttle.

Coffman had a scripted workout and performed well, probably well enough to get himself signed as a free agent. He’ll have some inherent expectations given his background, but we’ll see how he performs at the next level.

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