Dec 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) helmet shows support for the Sandy Hook elementary school victims prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
For today’s profile, we are going to look at another candidate to help out at the wide receiver position, joining Jeremy Kerley and company. He graduated from college in the year 2010, but hasn’t played in the league as of yet. He sure will get a chance, as we all know how much help the Jets need on the outside and down the field. Today, we are going to take a look at Joe Collins, WR formerly from Weber State.
Joe Collins stands at 6’2″, and weighs in at 185 pounds. At his pro day in 2011, he ran the forty yard dash in 4.66 seconds. Not elite speed, but certainly is decent speed. Here are his stats from Weber State:
Here is some video on Joe Collins to take a look at:
PROS: Collins has soft hands. You can see it in how he catches the football. Around halfway through the video, there is a clip of a pass that he tips, but is able to tip it to himself. That’s concentration. He also has “football speed”. What do I mean? He can make people miss, and that is a major skill when competing for a job in a West Coast offense. He catches the ball away from his body which is great.
CONS: He has a lack of breakaway speed. Yes, Collins can make people miss, but he cannot take the reception and take it to the house. He will be caught, he doesn’t have that kind of speed. You also always worry about the competition at the small school, and whether the jump to NFL competition will be too steep.
Joseph Collins certainly has ability. The Jets are in need of weapons on the outside, as we all know, to help Mark Sanchez or whoever is at quarterback for the Jets. Collins will have the chance to make an impact, and we wish him luck.