40-YARD DASH: 4.59 SEC
BENCH PRESS: 18 REPS
VERTICAL JUMP: 28.5 INCH
BROAD JUMP: 113.0 INCH
- Is patient with great burst, also quick and decisive, so when he sees a whole, he hits it hard
- Excellent acceleration
- Great vision
- Team leader on and off the field
- Well-built with a good frame
- Consistent runner
- Excellent pad level and knee bend
- Shoulders stay squared
- Always falls forward
- Doesn’t break his pace when avoiding tacklers
- Great at making defenders miss
- Drives through tackles
- Reliable pass catcher, but not limited to a screen receiver
- Does just enough in pass protection most of the time
- Stays low and tight through the hole
- One speed runner
- Unnatural one-cut runner
- Ball security, 17 career fumbles
- Can be easily caught from behind
- Doesn’t have the natural feel for running outside of the tackles
- Premature cuts and moves at times
- Has to put in a lot of work as a pass protector and receiver
- Only five broken tackles in nearly 500 carries
- Not much room left to grow
If you are a team who needs a solid No. 2 running back, Collins can be your guy, especially if you need a between-the-tackles runner.
He is a bad fit in any scheme that relies on the one-cut and go, which makes him a bad fit for the Denver Broncos. Collins was a consistent runner, but his ball security will have to be cleaned up, otherwise he will fade out quickly at the NFL level.
Broncos Round Projection: Undraftable
Where He Goes: Third round
Per sources: Some teams love Collins in the third/fourth round, but only as a backup. No one I talked with viewed Collins as a bell-cow and found his best fit as a No. 3 back in a running back by committee offense.
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