The 2021 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on April 29th. Pro days, workouts and mocks drafts will dominate headlines from now until then, as teams continue with their scouting behind the scenes. One of the early-round linebacker prospects entering the draft is Zaven Collins out of Tulsa.
Let’s take a look at the full Zaven Collins NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and projection.
Zaven Collins NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Weight: 260 lbs
College: Tulsa Golden Hurricanes
Zaven Collins 2020 Stats
Passes Defensed: 2
Zaven Collins Highlights
Zaven Collins NFL Draft Profile
Zaven Collins is freakishly athletic for how big and long he is. He has the movement of the NFL’s new smaller, hybrid linebackers. However, he also has the skill set of a top edge rusher when getting after the quarterback. Due to his length and athleticism, Collins is also great in coverage, getting his big mitts in throwing lanes.
Collins really should be a better tackler than he is, though this is a skill he can clearly improve upon. He also has the strength to take linemen on head up, but he tries to be more of a finesse rusher. While Collins is an elite talent in this draft, will not be a fit for all defenses. He needs to be a scheme-specific draft pick.
Zaven Collins Draft Projection
All 2021 NFL Draft Projections are taken from the latest CBS NFL Mock Draft by Ryan Wilson.
Zaven Collins is currently projected to be drafted by the Miami Dolphins at No. 18 overall.
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