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Prospect Profile: Alex Collins

Running back| Arkansas| Junior

Height:5-foot-10 | Weight: 217 pounds

College Stats

2015: totaled 1,577 yards and 20 touchdowns on 271 carries in first season as starter for the Razorbacks; added 13 receptions for 95 yards; semifinalist for Doak Walker Award (nation's top running back); earned All-SEC Second Team honors; named to the Maxwell Award Watch List

Career: totaled 3,703 yards and 36 touchdowns on 271 carries; added 13 receptions for 95 yards; named SEC Freshman of the Year, Freshman All-American and to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2013; became the first freshman in SEC history to begin career with three straight 100-yard rushing games and the first true freshman in FBS since Adrian Peterson at Oklahoma in 2004

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.59 seconds

Bench press: 18 reps of 225 pounds

Broad jump: 9 feet, 4 inches

Vertical jump: 28.5 inches


Summary:Collins increased his rushing production in each of his three seasons, continuing to build on an impressive freshman campaign. Known as a tough runner who reaches his top speed in a hurry, he also is said to have a strong frame for his position.

Lance Zierlein of said Collins "plays with amazingly consistent and repetitive tempo as a runner. Able to weave in, out and around traffic without breaking his speed or tempo. Has foot quickness and agility to avoid the backfield traffic and the instant acceleration to get the run back underway. Patient and probing while waiting for a crease."

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock didn't have Collins ranked as one of his top running backs. Fellow analyst Bucky Brooks had Collins as the No. 3 prospect at the position. Daniel Jeremiah didn't rank Collins in his list of the top 50 prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Three for three: Although Collins didn't take over Arkansas' starting running back role until his junior season, the Florida native still ran for more than 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons.

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