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LSU CB Jalen Collins failed multiple drug tests during his college career, according to Albert Breer.

Breer cites four team sources. Collins only started 10 games during his tenure at LSU, so some could view Collins as an unknown commodity. We doubt he is selected in the first round. Teams will like his length and long speed, likely in the second round.
Apr 25 - 9:50 AM

LSU OL La'El Collins tied for first in College Football Focus' pass-blocking efficiency metric.

He shared the honor with Northern Illinois' Ryan Brown. You know that we love Collins and rank him as the No. 1 offensive lineman in the class, believing he can stick at left tackle. Here's the numbers to back up the assertion: Collins allowed no sacks, zero hits and only four hurries on 312 pass-blocking plays. Remember that on draft day when it is suggested Collins could struggle with pass pro in the NFL.
Apr 23 - 7:45 PM

LSU OL La'El Collins had an official visit with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, according to Mlive.com's Justin Rogers.

The LSU prospect offers some positional versatility at the next level, as he's played guard and tackle for the Tigers during his career. Collins was quite durable for LSU, starting in 38 of 39 games over the last three seasons. With Collins flexibility to play across the line, he should remain high on team's boards. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Collins should be a plug-and-play prospect from day 1.
Source: Mlive.com
Apr 22 - 4:06 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang believes that LSU OL La'El Collins would be the best fit at No.25 for the Carolina Panthers.

"Even with the addition of Michael Oher, the Panthers need better blocking up front for its power running game to take Carolina deeper into the playoffs. Collins might just be the draft's most physical and relentless run blocker, Rang wrote. Many believe that the LSU prospect should slide inside at guard at the next level. However, our own Josh Norris believes Collins is both the top left tackle and offensive lineman in this class.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 22 - 2:12 PM

LSU OL La'El Collins is "either a right tackle or a guard in the NFL," wrote ESPN's Todd McShay.

"He isn't an elite athlete, and like [Brandon] Scherff, he has shorter arms (33 1/4 inches), but he possesses great awareness, toughness and finishing ability. He's a very consistent blocker," wrote McShay. We continue to disagree with assertions that Collins must be shifted to guard or right tackle. Josh Norris ranks Collins as both the top left tackle and offensive lineman in this class.
Apr 21 - 11:35 PM

Mark Eckel spoke with one scout who said his team is evaluating LSU CB Jalen Collins at safety.

"Would be perfect for a Tampa Cover 2 scheme," another evaluator said. In fact, the notion that Collins is best in zone coverage stood out among the scouts' comments. The LSU corner did not record a large number of starts in school and underwent surgery on his foot in March.
Source: NJ.com
Apr 21 - 10:12 AM

The 49ers have "strong interest" in LSU LB Kwon Alexander and RB Terrence Magee, according to Eric Branch.

It is worth pointing out the 49ers' new WR coach, Adam Henry, previously worked in the same position for LSU. Alexander is a run a chase linebacker with wasted movement and Magee is an undersized, determined running back who can make an impact on passing downs. Both are third day picks.
Source: SF Gate
Apr 16 - 12:49 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes LSU CB Jalen Collins' "physical traits are first-round quality," and could be an option for Pittsburgh at No.22.

"The Steelers need a pass rusher, but with the top names off the board, the focus shifts to another need on defense: cornerback. Collins needs a lot of technique work, but this physical traits are first-round quality," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-1, 208-pound Collins had dinner with the Steelers' head coach, Mike Tomlin, the night before LSU's pro day. With the Steelers in need of help in their defensive backfield, targeting Collins would make sense.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 13 - 3:35 PM

LSU CB Jalen Collins will visit the 49ers next week, according to Mike Garafolo.

Garafolo adds Collins has completed (or will shortly) almost 10 pre-draft visits, including with the Panthers and Vikings. Other reports have included the Eagles, which many believe is a perfect fit. It is difficult to say which corner will be selected first between Trae Waynes, Kevin Johnson, Byron Jones and Collins. All four could be first round selections.
Apr 11 - 10:28 AM

CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher reports that the Philadelphia Eagles had LSU CB Jalen Collins in for a visit on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-1, 208-pound Collins has the ideal size, length, and speed that Chip Kelly is looking for from the cornerback position. The LSU prospect posted a 4.48 forty in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. With the Eagles looking for help across the way from Byron Maxwell, Collins could be a long-term option to groom. Collins had surgery on his foot on March 19th, but should be expected to be ready by mini-camps.
Source: CSN Philly
Apr 7 - 3:51 PM

LSU OL La'El Collins weighed 320 lbs at the school's pro day on March 27, 15 lbs heavier than he did at the Senior Bowl and Combine.

This bit of news flew a bit under the radar, and we thank Brent Sobleski for passing it along. Some could say Collins dropped weight in the hopes of clearing up questions about his movement and if he fit on the left side. No matter what, some will project Collins to guard or to right tackle. Rotoworld's Josh Norris views him as the top left tackle and offensive lineman in this class.
Source: LSU Sports
Apr 5 - 2:19 PM

LSU EDGE Danielle Hunter has visits scheduled with the Panthers, Cowboys, Eagles, Browns and Titans.

Hunter is a superior athlete, but he needs so much work. In fact, he needs to turn multiple weaknesses into strengths in order to succeed as a pass rusher. Hunter is strong and can already defend the run, but unless he plays with pre-snap intent, Hunter is lost as a pass rusher. His athleticism only shows up in these moments. He is a true "upside" prospect.
Apr 2 - 9:44 AM

LSU OL La'El Collins "should be a respected team leader in the locker room, especially when he takes charge on the field with an aggressive approach that reflects his background on defense," wrote CBS Sports' Frank Cooney.

"Collins has three styles of play: mean, meaner and meanest as he not only blocks defenders, he often eliminates them," Cooney wrote. "He has the potential to play right tackle or either guard position in the NFL, but does not have the pass-blocking ability needed to be a left tackle. On running plays, Collins launches his broad, muscular frame straight forward with alarming quickness, then engages the strength of his lower body and massive hands (10 3/4 inches)." It's little surprise that Collins brings the aggression of a defender to the offensive side of the ball. "I've always had the mentality of a defensive lineman, and I was able to bring that over to the offense, but also bring intelligence over to play offensive line," Collins said.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 1 - 7:55 PM

LSU DB Ronald Martin "showed flashes of ability" at his pro day workout, noted TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Martin, weighing in at 200 pounds, nearly 18 pounds less than his listed collegiate weight, clocked a 4.59 in the 40 and a 7.11 in the 3-cone drill. Pauline's sources at LSU told him that the New England Patriots worked out Martin last week. CBS Sports pegs Martin as a seventh-round prospect.
Mar 30 - 12:25 AM

LSU LB Kwon Alexander possesses "above-average speed and a desire to stick his nose into as many plays as possible," observed NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Alexander's lack of instincts were ill-suited in the box, as he was too easily confused by the misdirection of offenses he faced. He's an outside 'backer with a chance to become a starter in a 4-3 defense. He can come in and play on special teams right away," Zierlein wrote. For those reasons, Zierlein likens Alexander to Dekoda Watson. At the combine, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Alexander (90 tackles in 2014) ran the fastest 40-yard dash amongst linebackers with a 4.55 time. "He's got the play speed you want and he will step in and be a core special-teamer, too. What you don't love is his height and lack of length. When you dig around on him you find out that he has high character and that he's good in the locker room," said an NFC director of college scouting.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 29 - 7:08 PM


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