Alabama strong safety Landon Collins, a player who could interest the defensively-challenged New York Giants with the ninth overall pick, is entering the 2015 NFL Draft.
#Bama safety Landon Collins will forego his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft, per league sources. pic.twitter.com/W6WpMwPeCE— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) January 8, 2015
Collins is ranked No. 16 on the initial Big Blue View Big Board.
CBS Sports ranks Collins No. 7 on its Big Board. CBS says the 6-foot, 222-pound Collins is a "physical missile" in run defense and athletic enough to develop into a quality pass defender. CBS says Collins "has seen action at both strong and free safety and projects as a first-round pick in large part because he should be able to handle either role at the next level."
Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports also reported that Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney, No. 25 on our Big Board, will enter the draft.