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An NFL scout compared LSU edge rusher Danielle Hunter to Barkevious Mingo.

"LSU has these type players every couple years," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "Barkevious Mingo was one. Really tall and long. Looks like a football player. He will run like a deer. Hasn't had consistency of production yet. He was a 1½-sack guy this year, but that's kind of been the norm. Mingo came out (early) and had 6 sacks and went top 10 (in 2013). Hunter is that type of player." The quote was made before the combine, but Hunter made good on the prediction, recording a 1.58 10-yard split on his 4.57 forty. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Hunter, a developing pass rusher, ranked third on LSU with 73 tackles and led the Tigers in tackles for loss with 13 last season.
Mar 2 - 6:23 PM

LSU T La'El Collins now ranks as Mike Mayock's top prospect at the position, climbing from No. 3 to No. 1.

Pitt's T.J. Clemmings, the previous No. 1, dropped one spot, followed by Andrus Peat, Ereck Flowers, with D.J. Humphries and Cedric Ogbuehi tied at No. 5. We are surprised to not see Jake Fisher on the list. Brandon Scherff is ranked as Mayock's top interior offensive lineman.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 2 - 12:29 PM

LSU's Jalen Collins, Michigan State's Trae Waynes, and UConn's Byron Jones could all benefit from the "several teams picking between No. 11 and No. 26 overall that could use a corner, including the Vikings, Saints and Ravens," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

"Given the influx of talented receivers last year, and with another good class on the way, teams are starving for cornerbacks -- especially ones with size," McShay wrote. "Teams simply have to find guys with length and speed to match up with some of these guys, and they might be more inclined than in past years to take a chance on a corner early who might not have the polish and technique they're looking for, but who does have the natural tools needed to develop into a good NFL cornerback." As for Collins, he put himself firmly in the Round 1 discussion by clocking a 4.48 40-yard dash in Indy (9th amongst CBs), a 6.77 seconds in the 3-cone drill (2nd), a 10’4" broad jump (9th), and a 36" vertical (13th).
Mar 1 - 11:15 PM

An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that LSU CB Jalen Collins' "ceiling is as a No. 2 type corner."

"He won't run well enough to be a first-rounder," the scout said. "Real good size. Little raw." Collins (6-foot-1 1/2, 203 pounds) is extremely talented, but he started only 10 collegiate games, posting three picks and 25 pass breakups at LSU. Collins, who clocked a 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, is ranked No. 32 overall on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's board.
Mar 1 - 8:48 PM

Two NFL scouts speaking to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel believe that LSU T La'El Collins will shift to guard in the NFL.

"I think he has to move to guard," one scout said. "Big and strong. His effort wanes at times." Collins was LSU's team MVP in 2014. "Very talented, athletic," another scout said. "Good size, good strength and a lot of production. Really effective at guard." His arms measured just 33 1/4 inches, fortifying the belief amongst some evaluators that he must shift to guard. NFL Media analyst Charles Davis compares Collins to Packers' G Josh Sitton.
Mar 1 - 3:18 PM

ESPN Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. believes that LSU CB Jalen Collins "could go middle of the first round, at worst somewhere between 20-30."

"He's a kind of guy you think you could develop into a No. 1 corner," Kiper said during Thursday's media teleconference. "I think he could go middle of the first round, at worst somewhere between 20-30, but I really could see him jumping up to the middle of the first round now. He's one of the guys highlighted as having a very good (Combine) workout." The LSU prospect checked off some boxes for some evaluators in Indy, clocking a 4.48 40-yard dash(ranked 9th), a 6.77 seconds in the 3-cone drill(ranked 2nd), and a 10’4" broad jump (ranked 9th), with a 36" vertical (ranked 13th). Collins was originally advised to return to school for another season by the NFL advisory committee; however, things are looking good for a first-round selection in April.
Feb 26 - 2:49 PM

LSU LB Kwon Alexander "is what today's NFL linebacker is with his ability to run," said NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock.

Alexander ran the fastest 40-yard dash amongst linebackers on Sunday with a 4.55 time. Mayock sees Alexander -- who spent most of his time on the strongside at LSU but has experience at all three spots -- as a weakside linebacker in the NFL. Alexander, who also had a good 36-inch vertical jump and a broad jump of 10 feet, 1 inch, led LSU last season with 90 tackles.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 11:02 PM

LSU CB Jalen Collins clocked a 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock called Collins "a long press corner." Collins (6-foot-1 1/2, 203 pounds) has one of the most impressive skill sets amongst this year's corners, but he started only 10 collegiate games, posting three picks and 25 pass breakups at LSU. "We've got a lot of questions to answer on this kid," Mayock said. Collins is ranked No. 32 overall on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's board.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 4:25 PM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock believes LSU T La'El Collins has the ability to play left tackle.

The respected broadcaster, however, believes Collins is a natural fit at right tackle in the league. Others believe Collins is ticketed for guard duty in the NFL. It's wholly an eye-of-the-beholder issue. After Collins' impressive recent combine workout, NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said he "looked like a tackle on Friday." Colleague Charles Davis, watching the same workout, was similarly impressed, but said, "I'm thinking he's a guard," and compared Collins to Packers' G Josh Sitton.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 23 - 12:10 AM

LSU LB Kwon Alexander ran the fastest 40-yard dash amongst linebackers with a 4.55 time.

Because of his crazy wheels, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said recently that Alexander "fits what the NFL is today." The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder has the ability to handle all three linebacker positions in an even front, but he spent most of his time on the strongside in college. He's ticketed for the outside in the NFL. "Heavy production this year," Mayock said "I think he fits what today's NFL is, which is they're getting smaller and faster at the linebacker position. I think he's probably a third- or fourth-round linebacker. I think he can fit any scheme. He can run. He's not quite as much a downhill thumper, but that's the old-school NFL."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 22 - 8:50 PM

LSU EDGE Danielle Hunter recorded a 1.58 10 yard split during his 4.57 forty.

Hunter is behind in terms of his pass rushing ability and did not participate in any jumps of lateral agility drills. Right now, Hunter is a natural when defending the run and will be labeled with "upside" due to natural straight-line athletic traits.
Feb 22 - 3:44 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said LSU T La'El Collins "looked like a tackle on Friday."

Colleague Charles Davis was similarly impressed with Collins' showing at the combine, but said, "I'm thinking he's a guard." Davis compares Collins to Packers' G Josh Sitton. "Any power-running team would love to have La'El Collins," Davis said. Collins measured in at 6-foot-4 1/2, 305 pounds, with an 82-inch wingspan. Mayock reminded viewers LSU hasn't had an OL taken in the opening stanza since 1998 and said, "I think this kid's going to break that string."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 21 - 12:40 AM

LSU T La'El Collins' best "unofficial" forty was a 5.13, with a 10 yard split of 1.81 seconds.

Collins measures in with 6'4/305 lbs with 33 1/4" arms and 10 3/8" hands. Many are projecting Collins to guard, but Josh Norris is a believer in Collins on the outside. When Collins was allowed to get to the second level at LSU, he shined with movement skills and power.
Feb 20 - 10:10 AM

NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock says that LSU LB Kwon Alexander "fits what the NFL is today."

"Kwon Alexander is a linebacker that can run," Mayock said. "Heavy production this year. I think he fits what today's NFL is, which is they're getting smaller and faster at the linebacker position. I think he's probably a third- or fourth-round linebacker. I think he can fit any scheme. He can run. He's not quite as much a downhill thumper, but that's the old-school NFL." The 6-foot-2, 215-pound LB has the ability to handle all three linebacker positions in an even front, though he's spent most of his time on the strongside with the Tigers.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 11:02 PM

LSU CB Jalen Collins made his debut at No. 32 on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's board.

"He is tall, long and explosive," Jeremiah wrote. "In press coverage, he is spotty with his hand use. He flashes an effective one-hand jam, but he will also carry his hands low and allow a free, inside release. He gets caught with his weight on his heels too often. He is fluid underneath to mirror and he has enough speed to carry vertical routes. He does waste a few steps at the top of routes before working back downhill with his man. In off coverage he plays with a side shuffle that allows him to see through the wideout to the QB. He has an impressive burst to close on balls in front. Overall, Collins has some rough areas to smooth out but he should be a reliable starter very early in his career." Collins is as raw as a hunk of freshly purchased grass fed beef. He started only 10 games at LSU across his entire career, but the physical tools are tantalizing. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Collins reportedly runs a 4.4 forty.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 10:02 PM


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