Written by Joe Marino, Senior NFL Draft Analyst on January 24, 2015
La’el Collins is one of the most improved prospects in the nation when comparing where he was in 2013 against what he displayed on the field last year. A three-year starter at LSU, Collins originally played guard as a sophomore before switching to left tackle as a junior where he remained for the rest of his collegiate career. Collins capped off his Tiger career by being named a First Team All-SEC selection by the conferences coaches and an AP All-American Second Team selection.
Where Collins Wins
Collins has an obvious ability to move people off the line of scrimmage and create running lanes. A powerful and aggressive run blocker, Collins has a mean streak combined with the raw strength to dominate at the point of attack to generate movement. He utilizes good hand placement and leg drive.
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