The Kansas City Chiefs need a bully at right tackle
2. La’el Collins – LSU – 6’4″, 305 lbs – 33 1/4″ arms – 21 bench press reps
I have been banging the La’el Collins drum for a while now, so those that read my weekly ramblings probably already know where this is going. There are eight of Collins’ games available to watch on draftbreakdown, and I have watched four of them.
I love the attitude that Collins plays with and you can tell he makes it a mission to move defenders out of the way. He doesn’t have the upside as a pass protector that a few of the others do, but I do believe that he is absolutely good enough to play RT in the NFL. I thought he held up against Florida’s Dante Fowler quite well. His arms are a little short and some have said he may be better suited for guard, but I think he’s a tackle and a mauler of one at that.
Don’t just take my word for it……
From Lance Zielein’s NFL.com scouting report:
"Thick through chest and displays upper-body strength. Has strong hands and will snatch and control less active defenders. He takes defenders for a ride once he’s engaged on the move. Loves to mash and intimidate opponents. Mean player."
Of all the prospects that have a legit chance to be available at pick No. 18, La’el Collins is my first choice to be the Chiefs’ bully RT. I would love to see him in the Red and Gold on Sundays next season.