Packers: Why Tulsa’s Zaven Collins should be a first-round target

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With the Green Bay Packers getting rid of Christian Kirksey, the focus may now shift to a replacement for him.

Knowing Green Bay’s philosophy of draft and develop, one player to keep an eye would be Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins.

According to Justin Melo of The Draft Network, the Packers are one of several teams to meet virtually with him. Collins has been pegged all around as a first-round prospect for good reason.

Let’s take a look at why he deserves to be atop Green Bay’s big board on draft day.

Reason #1: Versatility

Collins proved during his collegiate career that he is valuable as an every-down linebacker. He can play in coverage, against the run, and on the edge. His skillset and usage will depend on what scheme the team that drafts him runs.

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