La’el Collins draft profile
- Good strength- strong hands
- Masher- mean streak/competitive
- Played in pro-style offense at LSU
- Good technique- coached well
- Finishes blocks
- Can play both guard and tackle
Analysis: Collins is a strong, versatile lineman that will be able to play four positions at the next level. Collins is a mauler in the run game and enjoys pummeling defenders to the ground–he will finish all blocks. Playing at LSU, he grew up in a pro-style offense and was coached very well. His technique is sound for an incoming rookie.
Need to improve:
- Balance- leans forward
- Plays high- causes him to lose leverage
- Gets beaten by counter pass rush moves
Analysis: Collins plays with a mean streak, but sometimes looks for punishment rather than staying true to his form and technique. This causes Collins to lunge at defenders. In the NFL, defensive lineman will be schooled during their film study to beat Collins that way. In pass protection Collins lateral movement is lacking, causing him to be beaten by counter moves that make La’el change direction.
Round prediction: 1st round
NFL Comparison: Zach Martinhttps://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/lael-collins-draft-profile/FootballNFL DraftNFL DraftLa'el Collins- Offensive tackle- LSU Size: 6'5 321lbs Good strength- strong hands Masher- mean streak/competitive Played in pro-style offense at LSU Good technique- coached well Finishes blocks Can play both guard and tackle Analysis: Collins is a strong, versatile lineman that will be able to play four positions at the next level. Collins is a mauler in...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk