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Mock Draftable chart: http://mockdraftable.com/player/4965/

Games watched: vs Alabama, vs Wisconsin

The Good:

On the bigger side for a corner standing at 6'1" and 203 lbs. Long arms to deflect passes.

Great long-speed for a corner his size. Can run down the field with most receivers.

Physical, high-energy player. Aggressive in the run game.

Sneaky grabs downfield.

ex. http://www.draftbreakdown.com/gif-embed/?clip=254260&gif=BrilliantAdventurousAsiaticwildass

A lot of confidence shown by LSU coaching staff leaving him on an island as much as they did. Especially against Amari Cooper. Even when he was beat they weren't afraid to leave him singled up with him. Maybe this wasn't such a smart move, as he was beat a few times. Left him singled up on Amari Cooper 1-on-1 with no safety help with ~30 seconds left in the game while Alabama was driving for a game-tying field goal.

He has short term memory. Doesn't linger on bad plays. Has a ton of confidence in his own abilities.

Physical at the LOS. Uses his size and long arms to throw WRs off of their routes.

Size and physicality lends itself to a press-man scheme. He probably would have played a lot better if he jammed WRs at the line. You can tell he feels much more comfortable in press than in off-man.

High-point ability. Size+arm length+leaping ability.

Calculated risk-taker.

Very, very good at covering vertical routes.

Does a good job mirroring receivers when they don't use qucik-breaking routes. Go to the Alabama game and watch how often Amari Cooper beat him him with a quick-breaking slant.

The Bad:

Back backpedal. Seems to be the theme so far.

Strictly plays LCB.

Much better with the pay in front of him. He'd make a terrific safety.

Tight-hips. Doesn't flip and run naturally.

Body control is very sub-par. Often times doesn't recover from a missed step. Inefficiency of movement. Means his closing burt isn't shown as often as it should be. A lot of plays where he should have met the ball and the WR and broken up the pass.

Conclusion:

In my estimation, Collins would make a much better safety than he will cornerback in the NFL. I don't think he'll ever be an elite coverage player because of his tight-hips and lack of body control. If he plays safety where the play can be kept in front of him, and he can uses that elite athletic ability to cover deep routes and close on the ball quickly, he can be an all-pro level player.

Projected Round: 1st

NFL Comparison: Byron Maxwell, PHI

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Conclusion:

In my estimation, Collins would make a much better safety then he will cornerback in the NFL. I don't think he'll ever be an elite coverage player because of his tight-hips and lack of body control. If he plays safety where the play can be kept in front of him, and he can uses that elite athletic ability to cover deep routes and close on the ball quickly, he can be an all-pro level player.

 

 

Good job as always, and I agree with this. To be honest, some of these big, eager to hit corners would make excellent safety conversions. I don't know if the value is there for a guy like Collins in the first if you're going to convert him, but I'd rather have him than Landon Collins (and I'm not as against Collins as most are). 

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Good job as always, and I agree with this. To be honest, some of these big, eager to hit corners would make excellent safety conversions.

 

Eric Rowe is starting to get some first round hype. I'm going to watch more in depth, but preliminary views are encouraging. 

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Eric Rowe is starting to get some first round hype. I'm going to watch more in depth, but preliminary views are encouraging. 

 

I only watched one tape of his, then got distracted. It was decent, not eye-popping. 

 

Adrian Amos is another one. He was converted to safety at Penn State, and just ran a sub 4.4 at his pro day. His stock is probably improving. Only thing I don't like about him is he's not a physical presence in the run game. He shows up now and then, but in general, he doesn't fly to the ball and hit. His coverage is good, he's strong in off-man in the slot, he has good range, he'll contest balls in the air, good length, disciplined, usually takes good angles. He's just not imposing, which might be a product of him playing more corner than safety.

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I need an editor.

You're good at what you do: Breaking down rookie strengths & weaknesses Dustin. You'd make a darn good Head Of NFL Scouting Dept. IMO. 

 

My opinion doesn't mean much, but I do feel smarter after I read your posts. 

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