Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing series in which we will highlight a collection of prospects in advance of the 2015 NFL Draft, beginning April 30.
Height: 6' 1 1/2"
Weight: 203 pounds
Hands: 9 3/8"
Arms: 32 1/8"
Wing Span: 78 3/4"
Bench Press Reps: N/A (choice)
Vertical Jump: 36"
Broad Jump: 10' 4"
Positives: Looks the part of the new prototype at cornerback. Tall, long-armed defender with fantastic size and elite mobility. Can climb the ladder and obstruct the catch point. Very good quickness and foot speed for a gangly player. Lined up mostly at left cornerback but can move across the formation, with experience in man and zone. Can close fast, showing good range and ability to bait the quarterback. Has the speed and endurance to run downfield with receivers and hang around on extended plays.
Negatives: Collins is a project. He’s an undeveloped player that lacks experience. Allows too much cushion between he and the receiver, resulting in catches. Does not take advantage of his length at the line. Seems disinterested in tackling, rarely engaging when he does not have to. Does not have the core strength to get off blocks and bring down larger backs, tight ends and receivers. Does not excel covering in-breaking routes. Appears a bit lost and non-aggressive in zone, whether he’s facing a pass or run. Average instincts makes him inconsistent.
NFL comparison: Marcus Cooper (Chiefs CB)
Stats courtesy NFL media services
Positives/negatives courtesy NFL.com