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Giants pick Landon Collins in Round 2
5 years ago  ::  May 01, 2015 - 8:06PM #1
JonahFalcon
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YES!



Giants dealt their 2nd round, 4th round and their 2nd 7th round picks for him.

5 years ago  ::  May 01, 2015 - 8:08PM #2
JonahFalcon
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Photo of Landon Collins








Drafted By: Giants
  • Round 2
  • Pick 1
  • Overall 33





Combine Results


Grade

6.33 ?

  • 4.53 SEC

    Top Performer

  • 35.0 INCH

  • 120.0 INCH

  • 7.38 SEC

  • 4.33 SEC

  • 11.94 SEC


Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer
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Draft Analysis:


"Collins runs a sub-4.5 40. He plays every game with his best effort. He is the best in-the-box safety in this draft. If you're a defensive back for (Alabama coach) Nick Saban, you're well coached. Collins finishes in the run game and he finishes in the pass game." -- Mike Mayock


  • 6'0" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 228LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands



Overview


Played 41 career games, starting the last 23. As a junior in 2014, voted unanimous first-team All-American. Was first-team All-SEC selection and a finalist for the Nagurski Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy and Jim Thorpe Award. Led the team in tackles (103) and interceptions (3). Played both safety spots and started three games at dime back during three seasons at Alabama. Second-team All-SEC selection as a sophomore in 2013. As a freshman in 2012, tied for team lead with 10 special teams tackles and blocked a punt. Was rated No. 1 safety in the nation and top-10 overall prospect by 247sports.com coming out of Dutchtown (La.) High School. Became first player in Louisiana Sports Writers Association history to earn 5A All-State honors on both sides of the ball (rushed for 1,218 yards and 21 touchdowns).




Pro Day Results



Bench press: 16 reps of 225 pounds


Analysis




Strengths


Thick safety with a no-nonsense demeanor typical of a Nick Saban-coached player. Decisive against the run. Gets high to low quickly and is all over the ball. Leverages running backs to sideline and keeps contain. A true sheriff against the run. Tracks and stalks ball carriers with patience. Hits the gas and explodes into his tackles with purpose. Feet are under him and balanced when ready to strike. Aggressive and tough with a desire to intimidate. Disciplined eyes -- is not easily moved around field by quarterbacks. Wrap-up tackler. Physical enough to match up against tight ends and has the feet to carry big, slot targets. Transitions to throws quickly in zone coverage and limits yards after catch. Finds and tracks ball and times his leaps well. Aggressive in playing the ball and disrupts the catch with his physicality. Core special-teams player.

Weaknesses


Average hands. Dropped easy interceptions against Texas A&M and Arkansas. Looked much quicker in 2013 than he did in 2014. Can be beaten in a foot race. Average recovery speed. Sometimes shows too much confidence in recovery speed. Gets caught peeking into backfield and can be beaten over the top after a late jump. Inconsistent route recognition. Beaten for game-tying and game-winning touchdowns by Ole Miss. Shows some hip stiffness when asked to open up and run. Might be carrying too much bulk.

Draft Projection


Round 1

NFL Comparison


Johnathan Cyprien

Bottom Line


Collins is a tempo-setter who can energize a defense with his downhill, aggressive style. He is at his best when he can attack rather than sit back in coverage and process. Collins' tackling, pursuit angles and speed to the sideline can help a defense shut down rushing attacks, but his inconsistencies in coverage will be tested by NFL offenses.

5 years ago  ::  May 01, 2015 - 8:11PM #3
JonahFalcon
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants traded up to the top spot in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night and took Alabama defensive back Landon Collins in a move to shore up their defense.


The Giants sent their second, fourth and their second pick in the seventh round to the Tennessee Titans for the right to move up seven spots.


New York finished 29th overall on defense and Collins is a perfect fit shore up the back line of the secondary that gave up way too many big plays.


Collins was projected as a first-round pick by many and the Giants really need him. They lost Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown to free agency and they only had two young inexperienced players on the roster, Nat Berhe and Cooper Taylor.


A run-stopping safety, Collins led the Crimson Tide with 103 tackles last season. He intercepted three passes, recovered two fumbles and forced another. The tackle total was a record for an Alabama defensive back.


The Giants took big offensive tackle Ereck Flowers with the ninth pick overall on Thursday night. He is the second offensive lineman to be taken by the Giants in the first round in the past three years.


There are still plenty of needs on defense for coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who replaced the fired Perry Fewell.


New York needs a run stopper at tackle and a middle linebacker for the future.

5 years ago  ::  May 01, 2015 - 11:32PM #4
yank0428
Posts: 17,491

May 1, 2015 -- 8:11PM, JonahFalcon wrote:


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants traded up to the top spot in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night and took Alabama defensive back Landon Collins in a move to shore up their defense.


The Giants sent their second, fourth and their second pick in the seventh round to the Tennessee Titans for the right to move up seven spots.


New York finished 29th overall on defense and Collins is a perfect fit shore up the back line of the secondary that gave up way too many big plays.


Collins was projected as a first-round pick by many and the Giants really need him. They lost Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown to free agency and they only had two young inexperienced players on the roster, Nat Berhe and Cooper Taylor.


A run-stopping safety, Collins led the Crimson Tide with 103 tackles last season. He intercepted three passes, recovered two fumbles and forced another. The tackle total was a record for an Alabama defensive back.


The Giants took big offensive tackle Ereck Flowers with the ninth pick overall on Thursday night. He is the second offensive lineman to be taken by the Giants in the first round in the past three years.


There are still plenty of needs on defense for coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who replaced the fired Perry Fewell.


New York needs a run stopper at tackle and a middle linebacker for the future.



Like the player but don't like giving up all those picks with the Giants needs. Still seems like a good pick and probably wouldn't have been there at 39.


 Now wish they could get a pass rusher.

5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2015 - 7:30AM #5
JonahFalcon
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What are you talking about? The Giants only gave up a 4th round pick, and Collins is one of the best safeties in the draft AND safety is an URGENT NEED.

5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2015 - 11:10AM #6
yank0428
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May 2, 2015 -- 7:30AM, JonahFalcon wrote:


What are you talking about? The Giants only gave up a 4th round pick, and Collins is one of the best safeties in the draft AND safety is an URGENT NEED.




This is what I'm talking about.


The Giants received the 33rd pick for the 40th pick, a fourth-rounder and a seventh-rounder. So it was more then just a 4th round pick. Probably worth it but still alot to move up 6 spots.

5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2015 - 11:29AM #7
JonahFalcon
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May 2, 2015 -- 11:10AM, yank0428 wrote:


May 2, 2015 -- 7:30AM, JonahFalcon wrote:


What are you talking about? The Giants only gave up a 4th round pick, and Collins is one of the best safeties in the draft AND safety is an URGENT NEED.




This is what I'm talking about.


The Giants received the 33rd pick for the 40th pick, a fourth-rounder and a seventh-rounder. So it was more then just a 4th round pick. Probably worth it but still alot to move up 6 spots.




1. They merely moved their 2nd round up. They lost nothing there.


2. The Giants have TWO 7th round picks. They lost nothing there.

5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2015 - 12:38PM #8
yank0428
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May 2, 2015 -- 11:29AM, JonahFalcon wrote:


May 2, 2015 -- 11:10AM, yank0428 wrote:


May 2, 2015 -- 7:30AM, JonahFalcon wrote:


What are you talking about? The Giants only gave up a 4th round pick, and Collins is one of the best safeties in the draft AND safety is an URGENT NEED.




This is what I'm talking about.


The Giants received the 33rd pick for the 40th pick, a fourth-rounder and a seventh-rounder. So it was more then just a 4th round pick. Probably worth it but still alot to move up 6 spots.




1. They merely moved their 2nd round up. They lost nothing there.


2. The Giants have TWO 7th round picks. They lost nothing there.



They lost a 4th rounder and a 7th rounder so they lost something on a team with a lot of holes. I'm not saying it wasn't worth it but they lost 2 picks.

5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2015 - 4:53PM #9
JonahFalcon
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Landon Collins was a first round pick but had character issues. Giants traded to 1st pick of the second round because they NEED a player like him. They drafted another safety in the 5th, too.

5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2015 - 5:07PM #10
JonahFalcon
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Check out this article: http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/5-reasons-Giants-drafted-Safety-Landon-Collins/4e1ff438-ca68-474d-bf36-0c3869749b44

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