The corner has always had talent, but now is finally showing glimpses of what he can be when he puts it all together.
Jalen Collins was brought in as a low-risk high-reward cornerback. He has some really high talent, but makes some truly bonehead decisions off the field. He has been suspended four times by the league for violating the substance abuse policies.
This very well could be the last chance that Collins gets in the NFL. He has to show that he can stay clean as well as perform on the field. So far in camp, he has shown glimpses of the talent that allowed him to be a second round pick. But the Colts are tempering expectations.
Right now on their first unofficial depth chart, the Colts list him as one of the last corners on the roster. That’s surprising based the reports coming out of camp. He has done a nice job in pass coverage for most of the time. But clearly hasn’t done enough to warrant a higher depth chart spot.
If it stands right now, Collins is in position to get cut. Being last on the depth chart at any point in the preseason is tough. The Colts had initially signed him to their practice squad last year, so there’s a chance he could be on there again if he doesn’t make the roster.
Collins has some really good skills. He has some good speed, uses his hands well, and turns his hips when he needs to run down field with the right timing. Clearly his number one thing has been his off the field issues. If the Colts get anything out of him, it’s a win.