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Hollins signed the Ducks and turned away many Big 12 and SEC programs closer to his native Texas. He played immediately, seeing time mostly on special teams as a freshman before redshirting his second season on campus.
Hollins' production climbed with his playing time, culminating in a 2018 campaign in which he registered 64 tackles, including 14.5 for loss and 6.5 sacks, five forced fumbles -- one behind Florida's Jachai Polite for the national lead.
Hollins was never recognized as an all-conference player at Oregon despite leaving the Ducks with 184 tackles, 36 tackles for loss, 14 sacks and seven forced fumbles.
Hollins has an imposing, condor-like frame with broad shoulders and a massive wingspan. He's agile for a tall linebacker, showing easy knee bend, balance and lateral agility to slide, shuffle and change direction with loose hips - athletic traits which project well to rushing upfield on twists and stunts as well as dropping back into coverage.
He wasn't asked to cover often in college but showed surprising fluidity while dropping back as a more traditional off-ball linebacker at the East-West Shrine Game.
Hollins also shows vision to track the ball and hand-eye coordination, recording six of his eight career passes defensed and five of his seven forced fumbles in 2018. Smooth accelerator with long strides, giving him impressive top-end speed, as his eye-popping 40-yard dash time indicates.
Good push-pull technique to wrench his way free from blockers, showing better upper body strength than his lanky frame would suggest. Noticeably bigger and stronger in his upper body in 2018.
Projection: Third Round
--Field Level Media