"0-12 teams still can have big-time talent. Jamie Collins, a DE/OLB at Southern Miss, was high on the radar of several NFL scouts and coaches I spoke to. And then Collins backed up his "freak" rep, broad jumping 11-7 -- almost a foot longer than any other LB. The 6-3.5, 250-pounder also had a 41.5-inch vertical. (40 time was between 4.52-4.7). . . An intriguing pass rusher, Collins has 45 career tackles for loss over his collegiate career, finding ways to get to the quarterback with his quickness and speed.. . . A former defensive back who morphed into a linebacker (steroids?) . . . selected 2012 First Team All-Conference USA (Coaches) Collins led the team in tackles in 2012 with 92 and also ranked first in C-USA in tackles for loss (20.0) and third in sacks (10.0), despite not having any help and being the focus of the offense blocking schemes. His tackles for loss number currently ranked tied for No. 7 in the country. (even though offenses focused on blocking him). He forced four fumbles in 2012 He posted 13 tackles against Nebraska and 10 versus Boise State. . . .powerful hands and long arms. Accelerates well in a straight line, and exhibits good flexibility, both coming off the edge as a rusher, as well as when changing direction in space. Displays a knack for getting to the quarterback off the edge, with impressive natural power on contact, and ability to disengage when he uses his hands effectively. Flashes a strong, sudden closing burst in space."
[ Edited by maxsmart on Mar 6, 2013 at 10:57 PM ]