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Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates hopes to show Ravens his skills, not just speed
Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates hopes to show Ravens his skills, not just speed

Auburn junior wide receiver Sammie Coates froze Texas Christian's Kevin White with a stutter step, slowing his pattern momentarily to create confusion. With the cornerback briefly flat-footed, Coates accelerated, dashing up the sideline untouched to catch a touchdown pass in stride during a Senior Bowl all-star game practice session Thursday. It showed the kind of savvy the NFL is looking for, an element beyond the raw athleticism Coates became known for in the Southeastern Conference. After graduating early and declaring for the draft, Coates is making a strong bid so far to impress scouts as he tries to prove he's more than just a deep threat. Coates is intent on convincing NFL...

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