LSU Tigers cornerbackJalen Collins
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Jalen Collins, CB, LSU (6-2, 198)
Several talented defensive backs may fall to the end of the first round, and LSU’s Jalen Collins may be the best of the bunch.
Even if Michigan State’s Trae Waynes and former Huskie Marcus Peters go before Collins on draft day, the LSU cornerback has perhaps the best combination of size, speed, and natural ability in coverage. He led LSU in pass breakups with nine in 2014.
Collins plays physical and moves fluidly in space. Collins may not be as polished as the other defensive back prospects, but he has perhaps the most upside out of any player at the position. Teams will also love his ability as a tackler.
The Packers may be need to address cornerback early in the draft if they lose Tramon Williams and Davon House to free agency after the season. Williams and House are Green Bay’s two most physical corners in coverage, so adding a player like Collins would make sense for them in the first round.