Maliek Collins named Huskers best draft eligible prospect

BY foxsports • June 17, 2015

When you hear writers and pundits talk about the Nebraska Cornhuskers "blackshirt" defense, there is a name that comes up over and over again. Defensive tackle Maliek Collins is becoming more and more well known around the country and for good reason. He emerged last season as one of the best defensive lineman in the conference and figures to have a huge season in 2015. thinks so highly of him that they rated him Nebraska's best draft eligible player:

"Maliek Collins is one of the top defensive tackles from the Big Ten. He played in 12 games as a freshman and really came on this past season as a starter on the Blackshirt defensive front. Collins finished with 45 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks and 13 quarterback hurries. He’s a true junior from Kansas City that’s 6-foot-2, 300-pounds. Collins made 2nd Team All-Big Ten in 2014. For a 300-pounder he’s athletic, strong and uses his hands well. With another good season Collins will have a chance to sneak into the first round."

Collins in the type of versatile defensive lineman that will always be in demand at the next level. His ability to stay on the field for all three downs is a huge asset and the bar is set very high for him this season.

(h/t Scout)

Photo Credit: Bruce Thorson/USA TODAY Sports

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