Collins started at left cornerback during six games of the 2014 season most recently LSU's last three games ... Collected a team-leading nine PBUs ... The start for Collins versus No. 14 Wisconsin during the season opener was his first since the UAB game on Sept. 7, 2013 ... Secured a career-high tying six tackles and one PBU versus the Badgers ... LSU's defense held the Badgers to 32 total yards on 19 plays over the final 27:24 of the contest as the Tigers erased a 17-point deficit ... Tacked on three tackles and a PBU against Mississippi State ... Added four tackles against Kentucky ... Registered a career-high three PBUs versus No. 3 Ole Miss ... Equaled a career-best with six stops versus No. 4 Alabama ... Picked up five tackles highlighted by four solo stops at Arkansas ... Clinched the victory at Texas A&M with an interception inside the LSU 20-yard line during the final minutes of the 4th quarter.
Played in all 13 games with 10 starts ... Broke into the starting lineup in week 4 against Auburn and never relinquished role ... In first start, had career-best eight tackles and a quarterback hurry in 35-21 win over eventual national runner-up Auburn ... Opened season with four tackles and 1.5 tackles for 6-yards in losses during TCU victory ... Had outstanding all-around game in win over Florida with seven tackles, one tackle for loss and two pass breakups ... Had six tackles apiece against Ole Miss and Furman ... Closed year with four tackles, including a sack for a 4-yard loss, during win over Iowa in Outback Bowl ... Had 1.5 tackles and three total tackles in regular-season finale vs. Arkansas ... Finished year with 57 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss (32 yards) and 3.0 sacks (20 yards) ... Added five quarterback hurries and a pair of pass breakups.
2012 Freshman All-SEC (Coaches)...Appeared in 13 games with one start ... Started in road win over Texas A&M ... Registered 30 tackles, six pass breakups and a pair of interceptions ... Ranked third on team in pass breakups ... Didn't disappoint in his only start of season against Texas A&M as he responded with tackles, one pass breakup and an interception the 24-19 win over the Aggies ... Intercepted other pass in win over Ole Miss ... Had two pass breakups vs. Idaho and Mississippi State ... Added a career-high six tackles in win over Mississippi State ... His two pass breakups vs. Idaho resulted in balls that were intercepted by safety Ronald Martin.
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2011.
A blue chip defensive back from the state of Mississippi ... ESPN.com recruiting services said he as a high upside with great height, range and skills to play cornerback at the college level ... Rated a 4-star prospect by Rivals.com and a 3-star by Scout.com and ESPN.com ... A member of Rivals.com Top 250 ... Rated the No. 249 prospect nationally and as the No. 22 cornerback by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 85 in the Press-Register Super Southeast120 ... Named to the Mississippi 6A First Team All-State by the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Named to the first team All-State by the Clarion Ledger ... Selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic ... Recorded 45 tackles, three interceptions and two blocked field goals his senior season ... Coached by Scott Samsel.
Full name is Jalen Carnell Collins ... Parents are Valencia Collins and Jon Wallace ... Born March 20, 1993, in Kansas City, Mo. ... Has three siblings - Maurice, Brandon, and Jamil ... Majoring in general studies.
05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Falcons' seven picks: Round 2/42 -- Jalen Collins, CB, 6-2, 203, LSU...A big, physical cornerback with the size and tackling skills to perhaps play safety. He led the Tigers with nine pass breakups in 2014, despite starting only seven of 13 games as a fourth-year junior. Also had 38 tackles and an interception. After redshirting as a freshman in 2011, Collins started the first game the next season before transitioning to a reserve role. Said he has a 78 1/8-inch wingspan. - The Sports Xchange