Data Scout Notes: 2014: PWCamp/PThorpe/PNagurski/PBednarik/PLott/P1stM/DS#1PSTeamProspect-RRang...2013: NAC/2ndM...2012: NA
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Draft Scout Landon Collins News
08/13/14 - Alabama's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. S Landon Collins, Junior...Collins' inexperience (and inconsistency at cornerback) led to some uncharacteristic lapses in coverage for the Tide last season. The team missed Sunseri's instincts but Collins' athleticism and big hitting make him a better NFL prospect. Collins is a well built athlete with light feet and fluid hips to change direction quickly. He's a forceful and reliable open-field tackler, who often rips at the ball aggressively as he's taking opponents to the ground. He has seen action at both strong and free safety and projects as a first-round pick in large part because he should be able to handle either role at the next level. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/13/14 - Alabama's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. S Landon Collins, Junior...Like many of the prospects on this list, Collins signed with Saban amid great fanfare, earning consensus five-star grades and the top spot among all prep safeties for most recruiting sites. Collins didn't earn a start as a freshman but made an impact nonetheless, tying for the team lead with 10 special teams tackles and operating as a key reserve in the deep patrol.
Collins was pressed into duty last year with returning starter Vinnie Sunseri suffering a torn ACL and responded by finishing second to only star CJ Mosley in tackles, recording 70 stops, including four for a loss. Collins also showed off his playmaking ability, forcing two fumbles, recovering two others and intercepting two passes, one of which he returned for a score. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/08/14 - NCAA grants power conferences autonomy...The NCAA approved an historic change on Thursday to allow the 65 schools in the five power conferences to write many of their own rules. The 16-2 vote by the Division I Board of Directors took place at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The autonomy measures ruling is subject to a 60-day veto period before the new structure is official. The NCAA Board made one significant change to the proposal introduced last month. For legislation to be considered, only one of the five conferences is required to submit it -- not three. "I am immensely proud of the work done by the membership," NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement. "The new governance model represents a compromise on all sides that will better serve our members and, most importantly, our student-athletes.
These changes will help all our schools better support the young people who come to college to play sports while earning a degree." The five power leagues -- the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12 -- could begin submitting their own legislation by Oct. 1 and have it enacted at the January 2015 NCAA convention in Washington, D.C. According to ESPN.com, key early issues are expected to include full cost-of-attendance stipends worth up to $5,000 per player; four-year scholarship guarantees; loosened rules involving contact between players and agents as well as outside career pursuits for players; and travel allowances for players' families to attend postseason games.
ESPN reported that a new 80-member voting panel, which will include 15 current players, will determine policies for the five leagues. Areas that will not fall under the autonomy umbrella include postseason tournaments, transfer policies, scholarship limits, signing day and rules governing on-field play. - The Sports Xchange
08/08/14 - 2014 PRESEASON BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: S Landon Collins, Alabama...Collins played in 27 career games with nine starts split between strong and free safety … totaled 87 tackles in his Crimson Tide career with four tackles for loss (7 yards), six pass breakups, two interceptions and a blocked punt. - Alabama football
08/08/14 - 2014 PRESEASON BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY AWARD WATCH LIST: Landon Collins, Alabama, DB...An integral part of the Alabama secondary and a special teams stalwart throughout the season … has started six games at strong safety and three at dime back … moved into the starting job at strong safety after the injury to Vinnie Sunseri ... second team All-SEC by the Associated Press … returned interception vs. Tennessee for 89 yards and a score and finished with two total interceptions ... second on the team in tackles with 70, including a team-high 10 on special teams (3 punt and 7 kickoff coverage) … had a team-high six pass breakups, with two forced fumbles and two recoveries. - Alabama football