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L.J. Collier
Int Yds TDs
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Team: TCU Horned FrogsHeight: 6-4 Born: N/A
Position: DEWeight: 276 Hometown: Munday, Texas
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

Collier made the switch from defensive tackle to defensive end in 2018 and flourished, earning All-Big 12 honors from conference coaches and an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

An impressive performance in Mobile help Collier's stock rise further. On display was an intriguing blend of power and agility. He projects as a jack-of-all trades, master-of-none lineman who can play multiple roles up and down the line of scrimmage.

The Texas prep was lightly recruited because of his stubby frame. At TCU, he got his feet wet as a defensive tackle as a sophomore and junior (averaging 20 tackles, including 4.5 for loss) but showed a knack for stepping up in big moments.

ANALYSIS

Compact, powerful frame for the position with broad shoulders, long thick limbs - including 34 ¾-inch arms. Active, powerful hands. Shows good upper-body strength to lockout and hold his ground in the running game. More slippery and coordinated than his stout frame suggests, spinning off would-be blockers and flashing an intriguing explosive closing burst when he needs it. Good strength for the drag-down tackle. Showed much greater awareness of passing lanes in 2018, tipping four passes in 11 games after just 1 in the previous 22.

While there is plenty to like about Collier's game, he is not great in any one area and leaves something to be desired in others.

Collier's shorter-than-ideal frame will certainly generate negative attention but more disconcerting is his inconsistent get-off at the snap. He often ranks among the last off the ball, which is troubling given that Collier flashes an explosive burst when he wants to use it, raising questions about his awareness and focus. Too often he looks like he's walking through cement, showing just average speed and effort in pursuit outside of the tackle box.

Projection: Third Round

--Field Level Media


Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2015 TCU  4 0
2016 TCU  13 0
2017 TCU  14 1
2018 TCU  11 0 0 0
Career   42 1