WR, Austin Collie, BYU



WR, Austin Collie, BYU

At A Glance
Position 1: Wide Receiver Height: 6-1
Position 2:  Weight:  200
Class:  Junior Age:  
Projected Round:   4th  40time:  4.56
Combine/Proday Results
Bench Reps:  17 Vertical:  34
20yd Split:  2.60 Broad Jump:  10'0"
10yd Split:  1.50 20yd Shuttle:  4.24
3 Cone Drill:  6.78  

Pros:  Legitimate NFL build. Muscled up athlete. Faster on the field than his rather pedestrian 40-yard dash time would indicate. Good initial quickness off the snap. Good hand usage and lateral quickness to gain a quick release against press coverage. Sharp, savvy route-runner. Varies his speeds and can sink his hips to generate separation. Good burst laterally. Works his way back to the ball if he sees his quarterback in trouble. Soft hands. Snatches the ball out of the air and is quick to put it away. Can track over either shoulder. Good elusiveness to make the first defender miss and strength to run through arm tackles. Good vision and will cut it back inside. May lack elite deep speed, but good early acceleration. Averaged 26.5 yards per kick return from 2007-08.

Cons:  Questionable deep speed to challenge over the top. Will be older than most NFL rookies (24) due to his LDS mission. Questionable level of competition. Statistics inflated due to BYU's scheme and defenses keying on TE Dennis Pitta.

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Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:

  • Following the standard tests, Collie and fellow receiver Michael Reed ran routes and participated in position-specific drills in front of visiting offensive coaches.

    “I felt like I did better in the position work stuff this time around,” said Collie. “This is a dream come true for me. Now I just have to wait and see what happens on draft day. No matter what anyone says, you just have to wait and see."  [see more...]
  • Collie is a sharp, precise route runner who knows how to get open. His football speed is a tad faster than his 40 yard time (ran a slow 4.55 at the Combine). He has quick feet and is more athletic than many believe. Excelling at selling fakes, Collie has very good hands. He lacks prototypical size, but doesn't get shoved off his routes; he gets up and grabs anything thrown his way. He has a good demeanor.  [see more...]
  • Very good height and bulk...Soft, reliable hands...Good focus and will make the spectacular catch...Excellent route runner...Nice ball skills and body control...More quick than fast...Tough...Good strength...Is not afraid to work in traffic...Intelligent...A  hard worker...Productive.  [see more...]
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