Oct 11, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; LSU Tigers offensive tackle La’el Collins (70) works out prior to the game against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
24. La’el Collins, OT (LSU)
Collins is a dominating run blocker who has the versatility to play both offensive tackle and guard. He has a lot of lower body strength that helps him take on any bull rush. What I love about Collins is his ability to sink his hips and out leverage stronger defensive linemen.
Collins doesn’t have picture perfect technique. What he does have is the toughness to handle anything that is thrown his way. Collins has a high football IQ, and he is not thrown off by stunts up front.
The more I look at Collins, the more I see him being a Marshall Yanda like guard in the National Football League. There could be Pro Bowls in Collins future.
I think his tendency to be over aggressive will haunt him against the NFL’s best pass rushers. That being said as a guard going against defensive tackles, he is more athletic and he is strong as an ox.
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