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2015 NFL Draft results: Falcons select Jalen Collins in 2nd round

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With the No. 42 pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Atlanta Falcons selected Jalen Collins, the 6-foot-1 cornerback out of LSU. Collins only started 10 games for the Tigers, but he brings plenty of upside to the NFL.

Collins is a bigger cornerback, which is something Dan Quinn likes in his defensive scheme. The Falcons knew they needed to address their secondary, and this is a great start.

Player 40 Vert Broad 3 Cone 20 Yd Shuttle
Jalen Collins 4.48 36.0 124.0 6.77 4.27

While he's still a work in progress, Collins brings an impressive blend of height and speed. He's a quick corner who ran a 6.77 in the 3 cone drill. Collins is also one of the longer corners in the draft. His arms measure just over 32 inches, and his wingspan is nearly 79 inches.

This is encouraging, too.

Selecting Collins is likely bad news for Robert Alford. He should slide to the nickel for now. Collins might not start immediately, but you should feel confident about Quinn's ability to mold young cornerbacks.

It's a high risk/high reward pick for Atlanta. What are your thoughts on the newest member of the Falcons?

2015 NFL Draft Coverage

Falcons draft picks

Round 1, #8: EDGE Vic Beasley
Round 2, #42 CB Jalen Collins
Round 3, #73
Round 4, #107
Round 5, #146
Round 6, #185
Round 7, #225
Round 7, #249

NFL Draft schedule

The draft will be televised live on both ESPN and the NFL Network.

Friday, May 1, 6 p.m.: Rounds 2-3


1:30 PM to 2:30 - NFL Insiders
2:30 to 3:30 -  NFL Live

NOTE: Friday's draft coverage will be televised on ESPN2.

NFL Network

9:00 AM to 12 noon - Path to the Draft
12 noon to 6:00 PM - NFL Draft Kickoff

Saturday, May 2, 11 a.m.: Rounds 4-7

NFL Network

9:00 AM to 12 noon - Path to the Draft

The 7th round will feature 4 minutes for each selection instead of the customary 5 this year.

Complete NFL Draft order

Full Falcons draft stream