Nico Collins Scouting Report

Nico Collins Scouting Report

BIOGRAPHY

  • Position: WR
  • School: Michigan
  • Age: 21
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 215 lbs
  • Wingspan: 79″
  • Hand size: 9 3/8″

Nico Collins was a 4-star recruit coming out of Clay-Chalkville High School in Birmingham, Alabama. Collins had minimal impact on the offense his freshman year, but had a breakout sophomore season appearing in 13 games and having 38 receptions for 632 yards and 6 touchdowns. His numbers improved in his junior year, appearing in 12 games and having 37 receptions for 729 yards and 7 touchdowns. He opted out of his senior season due to COVID-19 concerns and focused on preparing for the draft.

GRADING (1-5)

Size: 5

Hands: 4

Catch Radius: 4

Catch in Traffic: 4

Route Running: 2

Agility: 2

Speed: 3

Release: 2

Health: 4

Personality: 5

STRENGTHS

Collins is a big-bodied receiver who uses his size to bully defenders. He’s consistently able to use his size to stack defenders and get open. He is able to high point the football effortlessly to make contested catches and maintain his momentum after the catch to pick up extra yards. Collins has very solid hands and will not drop many catchable balls.

WEAKNESSES

Collins is an above average athlete, nothing freakish. He’s not very fluid in his breaks and is unable to consistently separate. He is also not a guy who is going to beat any defender with his speed, I see him in the high 4.5 to the low 4.6 range in the 40 yard dash. Collins is not a polished route runner and will have to improve his route tree at the next level.

SUMMARY

Collins is a project player who has high upside. He has very solid hands, exceptional size, and a great work ethic, traits you can’t teach. He will have to add more routes to his arsenal and learn to consistently separate to succeed at the next level. While his stats don’t jump off the page, Collins had less than average quarterbacks during his tenure at Michigan. Despite that, all reports say he never complained and always gave excellent effort. Collins has the ability to become an X receiver in the NFL with the right coaching.

PRO COMPARISON

Allen Robinson

DRAFT PROJECTION

3rd-4th round

Thanks for making it to the end! I want to focus on some mid-round guys leading up to the draft. It’s easy for me to scout Trevor Lawrence and tell you how great he has the potential to be. I want to shine light on some lesser known guys that you maybe haven’t heard of.

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