Biography: All-Conference selection as a senior, when he became a full-time starter and posted 77/10.5/6, while also intercepting one pass. Junior totals included 36 tackles, when he started three games.
Positives: Explosive interior lineman whose game is on the upswing. Fires off the snap with a great first step, gets leverage on opponents, and plays with good knee bend. Agile, immediately alters his angle of attack or redirects to ball-carriers. Quickly gets back to playing form off the initial block, effectively uses hand technique to protect himself, and flashes power on the inside. Fluid moving in every direction of the field and displays a burst of closing speed.
Negatives: Undersized and has growth limitations. Struggles getting off blocks once engaged at the point of attack. Smothered from the action by large blockers.
Analysis: Collins was a force on the Cavalier defense last season and is a hard working lineman moving up draft boards. His size will be a limiting factor at the next level, yet Collins possesses all the necessary skills to back up for a number of defensive systems.
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