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Jalen Collins

Post by RAIDERRED » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:11 pm

STRENGTHS Rare combination of height, weight and speed. Has the foot quickness and twitch to trigger on demand. Uses soft, bouncy feet to change direction and drive instantly on throws. Has arm length to play from trail position and still knock passes away. Desired awareness in zone with extended playmaking range. Will make plays outside of his area and has speed to come across field to chase down a loose running back or receiver. Able to redirect from press coverage and will only get better with more coaching. Leaper with the ability to challenge and win 50/50 throws. Buys in and does his part in run support.

WEAKNESSES Only 10 career starts. Plays with talent over technique. Needs to improve patience in press coverage rather than opening up too early. More of a straight-line burner than fluid, change-of-direction athlete. A little stiff-hipped and is a tick slow to open and accelerate. Plays with build-up speed over instant gas. Inconsistent to turn and find/track the ball. Not a naturally aggressive, physical player. Can hit with force, but doesn't go out of his way looking for it. Showed more aggression as a tackler earlier in season than he did to close the year.
DRAFT PROJECTION Round 1

SOURCES TELL US "They all have holes, but Collins is what you are looking for in an NFL cornerback with his length and speed. He isn't there yet, but he has the traits and ability to become a high-end starter and maybe the best cornerback from this draft." -- NFC director of personnel
NFL COMPARISON Terence Newman

BOTTOM LINE Immensely talented cornerback who brings the entire triangle (height, weight, speed) with him. Still learning technique and how to sink his feet with his eyes, but the instincts and athleticism to make plays on the ball both short and deep are what set him apart. Collins is a work in progress, but his physical and play traits create a very high ceiling if he continues to learn to play the position.
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"He's a humble kid," notes Brown. "He's a very intelligent kid. He talks about a lot of things other than football. He's interested in a lot of things other than football. But he wants to be the greatest to put on pads, so I'm going to help him get there."

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Re: Jalen Collins

Post by 34yearsnow » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:58 pm

RAIDERRED wrote:

WEAKNESSES Only 10 career starts.
.....More of a straight-line burner than fluid, change-of-direction athlete. A little stiff-hipped and is a tick slow to open and accelerate.

SOURCES TELL US He isn't there yet,....

..... Collins is a work in progress,...if he continues to learn to play the position.
The earliest I would select this player is the 3rd Round.
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Re: Jalen Collins

Post by RAIDERRED » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:59 pm

Via Albert Breer of the NFL Network, citing sources with four teams, LSU cornerback Jalen Collins had “multiple failed tests” for drugs during his college days.
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Re: Jalen Collins

Post by Coach Steele » Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:41 pm

34yearsnow wrote:
RAIDERRED wrote:

WEAKNESSES Only 10 career starts.
.....More of a straight-line burner than fluid, change-of-direction athlete. A little stiff-hipped and is a tick slow to open and accelerate.

SOURCES TELL US He isn't there yet,....

..... Collins is a work in progress,...if he continues to learn to play the position.
The earliest I would select this player is the 3rd Round.

We agree on something. I'm not a big fan of this guy at all. He is stiff in the hips, has only 10 career starts, and has multiple failed drug tests. Won the underwear Olympics in some cases but not great football player.

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Re: Jalen Collins

Post by 34yearsnow » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:49 am

Has a history of clashing with coaches at LSU and was in the doghouse on occasion. Scouts have expressed concerns about ability to retain coaching.
Doctors discovered a stress fracture in his foot at the combine and underwent surgery in early March. Was unable to work out at pro day and is expected to recover in time for mini camp.
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Re: Jalen Collins

Post by RAIDERRED » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:25 pm

Collins doesn’t have the tape of a top cornerback, and his recent foot surgery is a red flag for NFL teams to investigate. But because of his length, build, and speed, the 21-year-old will likely be selected in the first-round anyway. If the team that drafts Collins is looking for a savior and a day-one starter, they’re bound to be disappointed. If they have the patience and coaching to refine Collins’s technique and ease him into the playing rotation, they could have a future shutdown corner on their hands.
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Re: Jalen Collins

Post by John » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:41 am

Walter football has us taking him in the 1st
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Re: Jalen Collins

Post by 34yearsnow » Thu Apr 30, 2015 3:00 pm

What he brings: Collins is the prototype for a press-man cornerback with his combination of length, fluidity and speed. His instincts are above-average and he plays with good discipline, but he needs to do a better job of finishing plays.
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