Collins was a backup early on as a freshman, but nailed down a starting job as a sophomore and held it through his junior year when he declared for the draft. He earned various all american honors as a junior for the Jayhawks.
Collins has a lot of upside at the tackle position. He has the natural ability that projects to the left side. He is a good athlete that shows the ability to move well laterally, and keep the defender from getting to the quarterback. He also shows some pop at the point of attack to move defenders off the ball and clear up space in the running game.
Collins is light on experience. He did not play football until his senior year in high school and is continuing to grow into his frame. He needs to get stronger, and will need time to further develop his skills.
Collins is raw because of his lack of experience, but he has shown the natural talent to develop into a quality pro. His success this past year shows that there is a ton of potential to his game, and he is a guy who could outperform his third round grade.