Breaking Down RB Alex Collins and TE Hunter Henry

Alex Collins – RB – Arkansas Size – 5105 – 216 – 4.55 (All Estimates) Strong Points – Very productive…3 straight 1000+ yard seasons. Good initial quickness, has very good lean. Patient runner with very good instincts/vision. Has very quick feet and has very good cutback and jump cut skills. Tough inside runner, strong and explosive, consistently gets yards after contact. Good hands, willing blocker. Weak Points – Has a slight false step. Needs work on technique and positioning in pass pro. Only one year as the fulltime starter. Summation – Junior entering the Draft. Has the necessary traits to be a very good NFL running back. He is a tough inside runner with quickness to the hole, patience, speed and power. Consistently gets yards after contact and can move the pile. Has a burst while under way and can make defenders miss both in tight and in the open field. Reliable as a short pass receiver. Willing blocker but needs work on technique and positioning. Should play in a rotation as a rookie and will be a starter by year two for most clubs.   Hunter Henry – TE – Arkansas Size – 6044 – 252 – 4.69 (All Estimates) Strong Points – Adequate size, very good route runner, has very good hands and can adjust to the ball to catch the poorly thrown pass. Good runner after the catch. Effective short and deep. Breaks down and is able to get in and out of cuts quickly. Good to very good athlete. Mismatch against strong safeties and linebackers. Weak Points – Below average blocker (run and pass), unable to get movement. Inconsistent effort as a blocker. Needs to get bigger and stronger for the NFL game. Summation- A third year junior who is entering the draft. Full time starter in 2015, was a part time starter in 2013 and 2014. 116 career receptions and 9 career touchdowns. Lines up in the slot, flexed out and in tight. Is quick off the ball and is a very good route runner. Can get in and out of cuts and is able to gain separation. Has soft hands and makes some difficult catches. A strong runner after the catch. Does little as a blocker. No snap in his hips and rarely gets movement. Can come in and be a force as a move tight end but will need to get stronger and develop his blocking in order to play in line in the NFL. A long ways away from being a complete tight end but in today’s game there is a place for him.  Follow Greg on Twitter @greggabe

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