2020 potential: After playing more in coverage than he would have liked a season ago, Collins will truly get to play strong safety in 2020 and line up closer to the line of scrimmage. Playing in the box is where Collins is at his best. He’s excellent playing against the run and is a great tackler. Over the past few years, Collins has been unable to replicate his outstanding 2016 season where he notched five interceptions and was named to the Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro.
No NFL restricted free agents signed offer sheets with other teams before Friday’s deadline, which means players such as New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt and San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida won’t be switching teams.
Measurables: 6-foot-4 7/8, 264 pounds, 33 3/4-inch arms, did not work out at the combine.
The three-year player made 23 starts over the last two years. He is explosive and can change direction. He is not a physical player in the mold of former Buckeyes Joey and Nick Bosa, and he will jump around blockers. Young amassed 27 sacks over the past two seasons and 30 in his career.
What to make of Detroit’s offseason? The Lions vexed onlookers by trading Slay, vastly overpaying career backup tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai and signing a gaggle of jettisoned Patriots. I won’t be surprised if Ron Rivera has the Redskins playing over their heads, but Washington swung and missed on Byron Jones and Amari Cooper during a low-octane foray into free agency. The Giants tagged Leonard Williams and hold hope in Daniel Jones, but holes remain across the board.
Texas wide receiver Devin Duvernay came out of nowhere to finish third in the nation last season with 106 receptions. His 1,386 receiving yards was fifth-best in the nation. His receptions and receiving yards was good for second place all-time in Texas history. And Duvernay led all conference receivers in receptions, receptions per game, receiving yards and receiving yards per game. To top it off, his nine touchdown receptions was third-best in the conference.
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