The Veteran Combine and its awkwardly slow 40 times are now in the rearview mirror. As such, the NFL world can turn its attention back to the 2015 NFL Draft. SB Nation's Dan Kadar has released his latest mock draft, and in it he has the Green Bay Packers taking a somewhat familiar face at the end of the first round.
With the 30th overall pick, Dan projects cornerback Jalen Collins to Green Bay. This is the second consecutive week that Collins has been the Packers' selection.
In case you missed it last time, Collins is the athletic (albeit inexperienced) corner from LSU that many expect will still be on the board come the end of the first round. The Packers didn't enter the offseason with a hole at cornerback, but the defections of Tramon Williams and Davon House thinned out the club's depth chart. While Casey Hayward is believed to be a starting option opposite of Sam Shields, Green Bay may still wish to address the position early in the draft.
Here's what Dan wrote about the Collins pick this week:
30. Green Bay Packers: Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
Scouting report: As a player who started just 10 games in college, it's hard to get a concrete feel on just how good Collins can be. Because of his inexperience, Collins is a little behind in regard to his technique (especially in press coverage) and instincts. With Collins, you're taking a bet on his potential. He has size and speed and can run with just about any wide receiver he lines up against. He's a solid tackler for the position and is good at breaking up passes (but doesn't pick many off). Collins displays good awareness, especially when quarterbacks try and fool him on play action or double moves. Reads the run quickly and is willing to come down and mix it up.
For more on Jalen Collins, check out this excellent breakdown from Brett Kollmann of Battle Red Blog.