Biography: Senior totals included 16 tackles/3.5 tackles for loss/1.5 sacks after he had 27/15/6.5 as a junior.
Positives: Slightly undersized leverage lineman who is best making plays in a straight line. Plays with good lean, keeps his pads low to the ground and shows strength at the point of attack. Holds his ground and tough to move off the line. Effectively reads and diagnoses the action. Better than average first step off the snap and keeps his feet moving after contact. Plays with a degree of explosion.
Negatives: Lacks the quick and immediate change-of-direction ability. Shows a minimal burst in his game. Lacks a dominant base and the ability to drive blockers off the line.
Analysis: Hollins is a penetrating defensive tackle with the ability to make plays in the box. He could be used as a rotational defender on a four-man line.
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