Apr 5, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers cornerback Jalen Collins (32) during the 2014 spring game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
5. Jalen Collins, LSU
LSU has become a factory for defensive backs over the years. Whether its Corey Webster or Patrick Peterson, immensely talented football players have come out of Baton Rouge from the defensive back position.
Jalen Collins is yet another that fits that mold. He poses an outstanding physical repertoire as well as great instincts at the position, and isn’t afraid to get in there and be a stickler in run support.
Collins could be a realistic pick for the Giants in the 2nd-round of the draft to give defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo some extra depth in the secondary. As seen in his prior stops in both Baltimore and New Orleans, Spagnuolo’s defense seem to really struggle in that area.
Collins is a versatile player. This helps his draft stock as he could be converted to a free safety. The Giants may be more intrigued with Collins because of this.
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