Maliek Collins, a three-technique defensive tackle was taken 67th overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 3rd Round of the NFL Draft.

Maliek Collins
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Collins who played with suspended Cowboy Randy Gregory at Nebraska is a perfect fit with Rod Marinelli’s defensive system, but struggled in 2015.  He contributed in his first year on campus in 2013, playing all 12 games and starting the team’s bowl game (12 tackles, two for loss, one sack). His draft stock was his highest in his sophomore year, garnering second team All-Big Ten accolades and team Defensive co-MVP with 45 tackles, 14 for loss, and 4.5 sacks. Though he started 12 of 13 games in 2015, Collins’ production dropped: 29 tackles, seven for loss, 2.5 sacks.

Together with free agent signee Cedric Thornton, the Cowboys suddenly have an admirable interior defensive front, but still need to address an edge rusher to go along with secondary help. Without anymore picks on Day 2, the Cowboys would need to move up to garner another selection. Stay tuned to My Fantasy Sports Talk for all of your NFL Draft news.

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