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Zaven Collins

Zaven Collins

LB - Arizona Cardinals

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 260 lbsAge: 25College: Tulsa

2024 Outlook

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Zaven Collins has fifth-year option declined

The Cardinals declined the fifth-year option on Zaven Collins.

Fantasy Impact

Collins will enter this season on a prove-it deal with Arizona, and it's now a new coaching scheme under coach Jonathan Gannon.

Ari Koslow11 weeks ago
Zaven Collins moving to outside/edge

According to team reporter Darren Urban, Arizona Cardinals third-year LB Zaven Collins is being moved from inside to outside, getting reps as an edge rusher in the team's new defense.

Fantasy Impact

Nick Rallis, the Cardinals' new defensive coordinator, comes from Philadelphia and sees Collins' size as having potential on the outside. In college, Collins was primarily an interior linebacker. Though he had experience as a pass rusher, it was typically as a blitzer. Collins only played about 18% of his snaps on the edge in 2022, though Urban says that, due to injuries and youth, Collins could be an immediate starter outside in 2023.

Zaven Collins selected No. 16 by Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have selected Zaven Collins with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact

At linebacker, the Cardinals have Isaiah Simmons but also an aging veteran in Chandler Jones, and Collins gives them another chess piece for an evolving defense.