Zaven Collins 2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Name: Zaven Collins Position: Linebacker / Edge-Rusher College: Tulsa Height: 6’5” Weight: 270 lbs (pro day) Overall Rank: No. 32 overall Position Rank: LB3/EDGE5 Strengths: The 2020 Bendarik and Nagurski Award winner, Zaven Collins wrecked defenses with four sacks, four interceptions and 11.5 tackles for a loss in just eight starts. He also took two of those interceptions back for touchdowns. His size and athleticism are rare and it has teams intrigued in just how many different ways he can be used at the next level. Collins has excellent range in zone drops and has the size to jam tight ends in-line and in the slot. His closing speed and burst allow him to jump routes and impact the passing game. He’s long enough with enough size to work off blockers and make plays on second effort. His best position is to be determined, but he has the tools to play in space and rush off the edge. He would have been amazing in a zone blitz defense.

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