LB - ARI
Week 13 Outlook
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Collins is a big, physical presence in the middle of the defense. He's a smooth mover in space that has a great understanding of zone coverage and how to recognize the routes a player is running as they move into his area of the field. He needs to improve on recognizing run fits, as he's often out of place in the run game, but that should come over time. He's a hard-hitter and is not afraid to embrace contact. He needs to work on wrapping up tackles and finishing, but he's constantly around the ball and making plays. He struggles to detach from lineman that climb to the second level in the run game. He tends to absorb the contact and bring them in close to his body, which essentially eliminates him from the play. He needs to work on increasing his power at the point of contact and working on his hand technique to keep lineman's hands away from his body. Tough player and shows great pursuit in the run game when asked to chase down smaller and faster backs. Excellent in pass coverage and has smooth hands as a receiver. Reeled in multiple interceptions on tape and is constantly in the right areas to make a play on the ball. Able to quickly diagnose what receiver is moving into his zone and recognize the route concept. He then is able to position himself quickly to take away that passing lane. Good lateral mobility for a player of his size. He's not a sideline-to-sideline guardian, but he has more than enough mobility for the role he'll be asked to fill in the NFL. Great closing speed. Able to accelerate and get to his target at a rapid speed. Good change of direction ability and able to quickly flip his hips in coverage if he needs to. Overall, a very talented prospect that projects best as a Mike linebacker in the NFL.
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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.
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.
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|ECR||Best||Worst||# of Experts|
|Week 13||LB #78||LB #78||LB #79||2|
|Rest of Season||LB #72||LB #31||LB #101||3|
|Dynasty||LB #49||LB #22||LB #39||5|
|Def Tackle||Def Sack||Def Int||Fumr||Def Td||Def Safety||Def Pd||Points|
|Def Sack||Def Int||Fumr||Def Td||Points|
|Last 3 Weeks||0||0||0||0||3|
|Season to Date||0||0||0||0||3.8|
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|OPP||Def Sack||Def Int||Fumr||Def Td||Points|
|Week 10||vs. CAR||0||0||0||-||3|
|Week 9||@ SF||0||0||0||-||1.5|
|Week 7||vs. HOU||0||0||0||-||4.5|
|Week 6||@ CLE||0||0||0||-||6.3|