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RB Alex Collins, Arkansas
Height – 5’11
Weight – 215 lbs
Age – 21
Powerful runner. Collins can get loose on the outside with his speed, but he isn’t afraid to rush up the middle and pound his way for some tough yardage.
Compactly built. Collins is a well put-together at 5’11, 215 lbs allowing him to take a hit and drive a pile.
Fast for a back his size. Goes from zero to full-speed in a hurry. Collins’ great acceleration makes him a true threat to score anytime he touches the football.
Adds value as a kick returner.
Hard to bring down. Collins rarely goes down on first contact. He keeps his powerful legs moving, constantly fighting for more yardage.
Shows good patience as a runner. Follows his blocks well and waits for a hole to open up before blasting through it.