LSU defensive back Jalen Collins is widely considered to be a lock to enter the 2015 NFL draft, according to multiple sources familiar with the underclassman's process.
Some inside the Tigers program believe it's a foregone conclusion that Collins will skip his senior season at LSU, sources said. Collins requested a draft grade from the NFL's college advisory committee, The Advocate (La.) reported on Wednesday.
Collins hasn't made any official declarations – he told reporters Wednesday, "I've thought about it a couple times, but I haven't made any final decisions yet," according to ESPN.com – but he has met with agents and is in the process of narrowing down his list of prospective representatives, sources said.
In 12 games, Collins had one interception, nine pass breakups and 33 tackles. He is collectively projected by media draftniks as a second-day selection.
LSU concludes the season on Dec. 30 in the Music City Bowl against Notre Dame.