Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: TE Chase Coffman could be the guy, if only he stays healthy. There are no doubts about his pass-catching skills, but hardly anyone has seen him as a blocker because he was in a spread offense at Missouri, which is why he dropped to the late third round. If he can come in and grasp those skills, he provides Carson Palmer with yet another solid receiving option. The Bengals had success last year with another third-round compensatory pick when they selected wide receiver Andre Caldwell. A closer look at the Bengals' picks: Round 3/98 -- Chase Coffman, TE, 6-6, 244, Missouri...Coffman was regarded as one of the best tight ends in the country. He had 90 receptions for 987 yards and 10 touchdowns last year. The biggest area that needs development is his blocking, skills that are lacking since he played in a spread offense during four years at Mizzou. Coffman though acknowledges those shortcomings and said he is ready to come in and show he can be a blocker. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Chase Coffman News
03/08/15 - TE Chase Coffman, unrestricted FA update, was a decent in-season fill-in after Craig Stevens and Taylor Thompson went down. The Titans probably will look elsewhere for bodies now that both Stevens and Thompson are healthy again as the second and third tight ends.
11/18/14 - TE Chase Coffman, who was fined $30,000 for a hit on Ravens assistant coach Tony Comaux on the sideline in Week 10, said the play was accidental and that he plans to appeal the fine to the NFL.
"I'm not going to go into too much detail, because I haven't yet talked to the league about it. I'm still waiting to do that," Coffman said. "It was an accident. I was off balance. I've already talked to Tony about it, the coach that I ran into, and we've both moved on. I'm gonna leave it at that and talk to the league about it when that time comes."
The play made national headlines when a clip of it was played on FOX's pre-game show Sunday, appearing to show Coffman laying Comaux out rather than chase a defender following an interception.
The fine didn't seem to hamper Coffman's play on Monday night as he had three catches for 32 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers.
11/13/14 - TE Chase Coffman, re-signed early in the season after being let go in final cuts, will likely be the No. 1 receiving tight end if Walker is out.
11/11/14 - TE Chase Coffman, who was let go in final cuts and then brought back to the roster several weeks ago, could be the No. 1 option if Delanie Walker is out Monday night with a concussion.
10/12/14 - TE Chase Coffman got his first start as a Titan on Sunday against Jacksonville.