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Zaven Collins LB
First-round pick...given an athletic score of 94. ...Had the best career coverage grade (93.6) of any linebacker prospect, acording to Pro Football Focus. ...Had a 35-inch vertical jump at his Pro Day.
- "Collins has throwback thumper size combined with modern athleticism." - PFF
Freak of nature. Size and length you do not often see at off-ball linebacker.. Edge rusher-type skill set when blitzing. Running backs don't stand a chance. Movement skills like an undersized linebacker. Smooth hips and great burst. Shuts down throwing lanes. Pain for quarterbacks to throw over. But not near the dominant tackler he should be. Was even worse earlier in career. Could be more of a bully than he is. Will finesse into blocks. Level of competition was no great shakes. Skill set that's very scheme-specific. Not going to be a value add for everyone.
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