Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Cayson Collins

Outside linebacker
School: North Carolina | Conference: ACC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1 / 222 | 40: 4.71 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.02
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
First-year starter who finished second on the team with 83 tackles (4.5 for loss) and added two sacks and two forced fumbles in 2017. Started six games as a junior and made 60 tackles (four for loss) with two forced fumbles. Combined for 74 tackles (three for loss) and three forced fumbles in his first two seasons with the Tar Heels.
Pos: 
Undersized pursuit linebacker who plays fearless football. Athletic, effective with his hands and breaks down well. Covers a lot of area on the field, plays heads-up football and displays excellent movement skills. Fires up the field to defend the run, sells out on the blitz and wraps up tackling. Quickly picks up coverage assignments in the middle of the field.
Neg: 
Small, easily blocked from the action and gets caught up in traffic. Marginal on-ball production.
Analysis: 
Collins is an underrated run-and-chase linebacker who is overlooked in the scouting community. He offers potential in a one-gap system and comes with a special-teams mentality.