03/23/2015 - LSU CB Jalen Collins underwent foot surgery last week...LSU junior cornerback Jalen Collins underwent foot surgery last week and will not be able to participate in the school's Pro Day workout March 27. The procedure, which was first reported via a tweet by NFL.com's Gil Brandt, took place in North Carolina Thursday, March 19 and was conducted by Dr. Bob Anderson. The specifics of the injury were not immediately available but Brandt reported that Collins is expected to be ready by mini camps, which can take place as early as the week after the draft. The short rehabilitation means that Collins' injury may be something as relatively minor as adding stability to a stress fracture.
The injury, which was almost surely discovered during the intense medical examinations at the Combine, didn't keep Collins from working out in Indianapolis. The 6-foot-1, 203 pound Collins worked out very well at the Combine, in fact, registering a 4.48 second time in the 40-yard dash and 6.77 second time in the 3 cone drill, leading all cornerbacks tested in Indianapolis in this key drill measuring change of direction and explosion. Collins was less impressive in the short shuttle - his 4.27 second time was middle of the pack among cornerbacks - as was his 36" vertical jump and 10'3" broad jump.
Collins enjoyed an impressive positional workout, however, and scouts are intrigued by the combination of size, fluidity and physicality he shows on tape. Collins currently ranks sixth on NFLDraftScout.com's cornerback rankings for the 2015 NFL Draft but some talent evaluators believe that his upside could help him crack the first round despite the redshirt junior starting just 10 games over his collegiate career. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/02/2015 - LSU LB Kwon Alexander, CB Jalen Collins declare for draft...The good news for LSU: it's annually as laden with talent as any team in the country. The bad news: it annually sees some of that talent leave for the NFL with eligibility remaining. That annual exodus continued over the New Year's holiday with two key junior defenders -- leading tackler Kwon Alexander and cornerback Jalen Collins -- announcing their intentions to declare for the 2015 draft. Collins wrote that he "appreciate[s] the opportunities I've received at LSU and I would like to thank all of my coaches, teammates and supporters throughout the years." Though never a full-time starter, the redshirt junior has been a regular member of the LSU secondary rotation the past three seasons, starting multiple games across 2012, 2013 and 2014. His nine pass defenses tied for the team lead this season. - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com
06/05/2014 - ROB RANG'S MAY 15, 2014 TOP 32 BIG BOARD: 25. Jalen Collins, CB, 6-1, 195, rJr., LSU: The NFL is all about upside and scouts are buzzing about Collins' length and fluidity. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com