Prospect Profile: Nick Collins

Nick Collins School: Bethune-Cookman
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 206 40: 4.51 Year: 4Sr

Bio: Partial qualifier who played just three seasons of college football. Started at both safety spots finishing his senior season posting numbers of 44.5/6/13. Hauled in seven interceptions as a junior.

Positives: Athletic secondary prospect with outstanding size/speed numbers. Fast sideline- to-sideline, possesses a burst of closing speed and flashes on the scene. Displays skill in man-to-man coverage, running downfield with receivers, reading their eyes, then turning back to make a play on the ball. Gets vertical and adjusts to make the difficult interception in contorted positions. Supports the run or defends screen passes.

Negatives: Hesitant, indecisive and not an efficient defender. Too quick up the field and takes himself out of the action. Slow locating the ball. Tackles high, which results in players picking up yardage off initial contact.

Analysis: Possessing outstanding computer numbers, Collins is a prospect who must start to translate his athletic skills onto the football field. A little small for safety, he has potential to slide over at cornerback and at the very least, a practice squad player potentially a team's dime back next September.

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