Primary Needs: 

LB

Zaven Collins

LB

Tulsa

Potential Upside

OVERALL RK:

26

POS. RK:

3

PLAYER EVALUATION

Arguably the most dynamic defender in CFB, Collins played several high school positions, including QB and safety. Collins is an intelligent player who uses his size, quickness, and power to make splash plays. He won the Nagurski award in 2020 as the nation's top LB, and he did so by posting big play after big play compiling 4 sacks, forcing two fumbles while picking off 4 passes, and scoring two times on defense. He is what NFL defenses are looking for in a LB. A guy who can rush the passer and pass cover when needed.

TEAM ANALYSIS

Other Considerations If Available:

Mizzou LB Nick Bolton or LSU LB Jabril Cox or Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah or Tulsa LB Zaven Collins

Every projection has The Browns taking a LB, and for a good reason. They need a leader at the second level of their defense. They also need help at safety, and a lot will hinge on the health of Grant Delpit. There will be a lot of free-agent options for the Brown at safety; they need to fill their need at LB.

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