Updated Jan. 1, 2016
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.
Sources tell WalterFootball.com that Arkansas junior running back Alex Collins is likely to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Collins was the workhorse of the Arkansas ground attack and shouldered the load after teammate Jonathan Williams was lost for the season. Prior to the Liberty Bowl against Kansas State, Collins was interviewing agents in preparation for likely entering the draft.
Prior to playing the Wildcats, Collins has averaged 5.6 yards per carry for 1,392 yards with 17 touchdowns. He also has 13 receptions for 95 yards. The only opponents that held Collins below 100 yards were Alabama, Mississippi State, and Toledo. It marked his third-straight season where Collins ran for 1,100 yards as a sophomore and 1,026 yards as a freshman.
Sources say Collins improved his blocking and receiving as a junior. In speaking with teams, they like Collins and feel that he has second-day potential in the 2016 NFL Draft.