Summary: Many evaluators believe strongly in Collins' talents, but some would have like to have seen them shown in more games started. Regardless, it's likely that NFL staffs can refine any techniques that will help manifest Collins' full abilities. Collins helped LSU lead the SEC in total defense (316.8 yards allowed per game) and passing defense (164.2 yards allowed per game) in 2014.
Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock moved Collins from third to second among cornerbacks after the combine and kept him there, behind Michigan State's Trae Waynes, in rankings released April 8. Counterpart Bucky Brooks ranked Collins as his third quarterback behind Washington's Marcus Peters and Waynes. Brooks added that Collins "possesses prototypical size and athletic traits that scouts covet in 'lockdown' corners."
Interesting comparison:On Collins' NFL.com combine bio page, he is compared to veteran cornerback Terence Newman, who joined the Vikings this offseason via free agency.
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