Nico Collins

WR, Michigan

  • Conf Big Ten - East
  • Jersey #4
  • Class Senior
  • HT 6'4"
  • DOB --
  • WT 222 lbs


    PROS (+): Power forward style receiver who is a stereotypical "X" receiver in his projection to the pro level. He's made a ton of plays down the field and thrives in contested situations to elevate and high point the football. Despite his lack of explosive speed, Collins wins vertically and stacks defenders effectively to wall off corners in the trail position and gather leverage on his routes. Strong; capable of running through soft challenges after the catch and flashes necessary mobility throughout his frame to generate some hard angles. He'll bully press coverage and also has some savviness with his releases and footwork to generate room to work. He figures to have a strong influence in the red zone, where his size and ability to attack above the rim will shine bright.

    CONS (—): While he's not stiff or rigid, a natural byproduct of his size is that he's not going to showcase high end levels of twitch in short spaces and bigger, stronger defenders may be able to go toe to toe with him and stuff up his route releases. He's not been used as a focal point in the passing offense — generating a lot of chunk plays but his ability to be a centerpiece to the offense is yet to be determined and stagnant Michigan passing offense isn't likely to provide more clarity this season. He's a slow-burn athlete that needs a bit of room to get up to speed and open up his strides. He ran mostly hitches and deep routes and could afford more versatility in attacking the middle areas of the field to boost his precision.