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Austin Collie
SELECTED BY: Colts Round 4 (27)
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School: Conference: Ht., Wt.:
1-Jun, 200
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BIOGRAPHY: "Three-year starter awarded all-Conference and All-America honors since his freshman season. Junior totals included 106/1,538/15, with a nation-leading 118.2-yards receiving per game. Sophomore totals were 56/946/7 after 53/771/8 as a true freshman."

POSITIVES: "Reliable, sure-handed pass catcher with natural receiving skills. Quickly releases off the line, sells routes, and plays with excellent balance and body control. Makes good use of the sidelines, knows where he is on the field, and displays good focus at all times. Makes the reception running laterally without breaking stride, looks the ball into his hands, and quickly transitions from making the reception to running after the catch. Consistently extends and catches the ball away from his frame. Tough, fights to make the reception, and uses his frame to shield away opponents. Consistently finds the open spot in the defense, or follows the quarterback across the field to make himself an available target."

NEGATIVES: Marginal speed and cannot separate from opponents down the field.

ANALYSIS: "Collie is an active receiver who displays outstanding pass-catching skills and football instincts. One of the more sure-handed receivers in this draft, he will be effective for a timing or West Coast offense that requires him to run a lot of underneath routes."

PROJECTION: Fourth Round

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