Current New York Giants wide receiver Corey Coleman was a highly-sought talent out of Baylor when he entered the 2016 NFL Draft. He ad won the Biletnikoff Award the year before as the nation’s top collegiate receiver and then wowed scouts by running the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds. He was the goods.

The Cleveland Browns selected Coleman with the 15th overall pick in the draft and then, he fell off the face of the earth. Sort of. Coleman was limited to just 10 games as a rookie after braking a bone in his hand. In 2017, he suffered another broken hand an played in just nine game.

The Browns traded Coleman to Buffalo last August for a seventh round pick but he failed to make their roster. He signed with the Patriots but ended up on their practice squad instead. The Pats released Coleman shortly after and the Giants scooped him up.

Last year, Coleman played in eight games for Big Blue, catching just five passes for 71 yards but excelled on special teams. Coleman averaged 26.0 yards per kickoff return on 23 attempts, good enough for sixth in the NFL last year. He is appreciative of chance the Giants have given him and is relishing his new-found success as a special-teamer.

This year, he is expected to continue his role as a returner, joined by safety Jabrill Peppers, but is also going to be given a ‘big opportunity’ at wide receiver. He opened organized team activities as the Giants’ No. 3 wideout.

“It is a big opportunity, especially him being in the offseason program with us,” said Giants wide receiver coach Tyke Tolbert. “He’s getting the whole gambit if you will: from the very first install to the whole, you know, all the way through. Last year when he came in we were his fourth offense he’s been in, in maybe the span of 3 months. Now it’s just our offense the whole time so he can grasp what we’re doing and have a solid contribution. He’s doing well this year. He’s doing much better than he did last year.”

Whether or not that equates to more playing time for Coleman at wide receiver remains to be seen. In March, the Giants tendered Coleman — a restricted free agent — for one season at $2.025 million, so he is basically on a “prove it” deal.

The Giants, even though they traded Odell Beckham Jr. this offseason, have a logjam at wide receiver which could either be to Coleman’s advantage — or not.

Sterling Shepard and free agent Golden Tate are the likely starters with a slew of other veterans (Bennie Fowler, Cody Latimer, Alonzo Russell and Russell Shepard) and rookies (Darius Slayton, Reggie White, Jr., Alex Wesley) in the mix along with Coleman for a spot on the depth chart.

Also convoluting the equation is the passing game are running back Saquon Barkley, who drew 121 targets last year, and tight end Evan Engram, a player the Giants want to utilize more in 2019.