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2015 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU

Collins is a huge name going into the draft. What makes him so intriguing?

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Jalen Collins is a magnetic presence. He seems to have the football world in awe with his enormous potential. The New York Giants can never have too many cornerbacks. He even comes from their farm school, LSU! Is he going to last until the second round for the Giants to have a shot at him? Should they take a shot at him?


- Pure height/weight/speed is elite. A monstrous athlete. 6-foot-1, 203 pounds with 32-inch arms and 6.77 3-cone.

- Fluid hips and powerful leg drive gives him the tools to have elite potential.

- Good short area quickness

- Physical player and fundamental tackler


- He's only played in 10 games in his entire career as a CB.

- Got fooled regularly by double moves and rub routes

- Opens up way too early and allows the receiver to dictate route.

- Doesn't have that initial burst you look for

- Slow to react in zone coverage at times.

Does He Fit With The Giants?

He's probably a better fit as a man corner and if that's the case, probably. Spagnuolo likes to run man coverage quite a bit so Collins will fit. He's a physical player and that will ingratiate himself to everybody on the Giants staff. He apparently is a hard worker and again, is from LSU.

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

Big Blue View - 44

Mocking The Draft - 44

CBS Sports - 53

Draft Tek - 22

Final Thoughts

Analysts like Collins a lot more than I like him. He just doesn't show me the instincts or technique in coverage right now. He's got elite change of direction at his size and his height/weight/speed is incredibly tempting, but I see too many flaws to give him a higher than third-round grade. I do this with the full notion that some team is going to fall in love with his potential and could possibly take him as high as top 15.