As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of 200 prospects, including what the scouts around the league are saying and video interviews with each player.
La'el Collins (OT), LSU
6’4” | 305 lbs.
What scouts are saying:
"Brawling right tackle or guard prospect in the NFL who has had a level of success in hyper-competitive SEC West. Lacks athleticism to be a consistent left tackle, despite his snaps there in college. Collins plays with a mean streak that is evident in every game, and could come in and start right away in a power-running game as a guard." - Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
"Collins possesses a square-ish build that makes him appear better suited to guard. His combination of surprisingly light feet, bullish power and competitiveness could earn him Pro Bowl nods. He's quick enough to remain at tackle for power-running teams, which only makes Collins that much more valuable in the eyes of scouts." - Rob Rang, CBSSports.com
For the NFL, Collins has some ability with agility and athleticism to be a pass-protector. He flashes heavy hands to sustain blocks, but didn't really generate a lot of movement in the ground game as a senior. Collins isn't a very good knee bender to handle NFL speed rushers, so he needs to improve his technique." - WalterFootball.com