Written by Joe Marino, Senior NFL Draft Analyst on April 13, 2015
First Round Grades
1.Landon Collins, Alabama – Collins flies all over the football field and is consistently around the ball. He has no issues coming into the box to defend the run and is an excellent tackler. He is aggressive when pursuing the ball and has great instincts as a run defender. He sees plays in front of him and naturally reacts while positioning himself to make plays. When playing the pass, Collins is best when he is able to roam the field and read the quarterback’s eyes. He can cover ground, break on the football and has good ball skills. Athletically, Smith shows good strength and quickness. His burst in pursuit is excellent. Collins has been exposed in man coverage on a few occasions.
Second Round Grades
2. Damarious Randall, Arizona State – Great break on the ball with excellent zone coverage instincts. Fluid athlete with smooth movement skills and (read more…)