Kelby Collins

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 265

Prospect Info

  • High School Gardendale
  • City Gardendale, AL
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Florida Gators

  • Class FR
  • Age 18

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9812
  • Class 2023
  • Committed 8/13/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 01/13/2022

CooperPetagna
Cooper Petagna National Recruiting Analyst

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

Verified at 6-foot-5 and 275-pounds plus, Collins possesses the prototypical size and frame to develop into an interior lineman at the next level. Displays good athletic ability and position versatility showing the ability to line up in multiple positions across the defensive line.

Possesses some slight hip and ankle stiffness but overcompensates with an explosive first step, initial quickness, and heavy hands. Has the ability to beat you with speed or power and shows the ability to close space quickly once in the backfield. Can anchor in the run game and also offers a consistent pass rush ability as an interior lineman.

Explosive athlete that has the ability to play the run and the pass. Could grow into a 300-pound plus interior player, but more than likely projects to beginning his career as a three-technique at the next level. Well built player with an ideal frame that will more than likely need one to two years to develop and projects as an impact multi-year starter at a Power Five program at the next level.

Athletic Background

Also has played basketball.
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2022: Named to AL.com’s A-List ahead of senior season.
2021: Helped Gardendale to a 10-3 record and a playoff appearance in Alabama's 6A division. Totaled 81 tackles, 20 TFL, and 16 sacks while working primarily as a 4- and 5-technique in a multi-front defense.

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