2015 Quicken Loans All-Star Football Challenge – Great Hands Competition


KAYLEE HARTUNG IS HERE. OUR NEXT COMPETITION IS THE MERCEDES BENZ HAND COMPETITION. LANDON COLLINS IS ONE OF THE COMPETITORS. YOU CAN SEE TRAE WAYNES AND QUINTEN ROLLINS AS WELL, ALL DEFENSIVE BACKS IN THE HANDS COMPETITION. SO VERY INTERESTING THERE. LANDON COLLINS HIMSELF, THE LATEST IN A LONG LINE OF GREAT SAFETIES THERE AT ALABAMA. WE TALKED WITH HIM EARLIER ABOUT WHAT HE LEARNED MOST PLAYING FOR COACH NICK SABAN. >>SEE A LITTLE, SEE A LOT. WHAT YOU MEAN BY THAT IS IF YOU FOR A DEFENSIVE BACK, WE READ CERTAIN KEYS TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON CERTAIN PLAYS. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE WHOLE PLAY, YOU DON’T SEE WHAT’S GOING ON. IF I LOOK AT THAT SPECIFIC LINEMAN OR SPECIFIC WIDE RECEIVER, I CAN TELL WHAT’S GOING ON, IF IT’S A PASS OR RUNNING PLAY. WHAT KIND OF RUNNING PLAY OR PASS IT’S GOING TO BE. SO IT’S CALLED SEE A LITTLE, SEE A LOT. >>WELL, HA HA CLINTON-DIX AND NOW LANDON COLLINS, GREG. >>HE OBVIOUSLY COMES FROM A LONG LINE OF OUT STANDING DEFENSIVE BACKS HAVING BEEN COACHED BY NICK SABAN. OF THE 18 UNDERCLASSMEN TO DECLARE EARLY UNDER NICK SABAN, 12 OF BEEN FIRST-ROUND PICKS SO THAT CERTAINLY BODES WELL FOR LANDON COLLINS’ UPSIDE. HE HAS INCREDIBLE HANDS AND INSTINCTS. WHAT HE DOES NEED TO IMPROVE ON ARE THE ANGLES THAT HE TAKES WHILE THE BALL IS IN THE AIR. BUT HE CAN COVER TIGHT ENDS, PLAY IN ZONES, HE CAN DO IT ALL. THAT’S WHY HE’LL BE OFF THE DRAFT BOARD EARLY COME NFL DRAFT TIME. >>WE’VE CERTAINLY SEE IT WITH THE ALABAMA PLAYERS, THEY HAVE MADE A HABIT OUT OF GETTING DRAFTED IN THE FIRST ROUND. JOEY, QUICK FIRE HERE. >>I’M GOING TO SAY WHEN YOU HAVE THREE DEFENSIVE BACKS IN THE HANDS DRILL, I’M GOING TO SAY NOBODY IS GOING TO CATCH EVERY SINGLE BALL. WE’RE GOING TO SEE SOME BALLS ON THE GROUND. BUT LANDON COLLINS IS THE KIND OF GUY EVERYBODY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE ON DEFENSE. LED THE TEAM IN TACKLES, LED THE TEAM IN INTERCEPTIONS. HE’S EVERYWHERE. IT TAKES A TALENT TO BE ABLE TO PLAY AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE AND ALSO TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO GO BACK AND PLAY THE BALL. YOU CAN SEE THE ATHLETICISM, GETTING UP TO CATCH THE LAST BALL. >>AND YOU TALK ABOUT HAVING TO HAVE INTESTINAL FORTITUDE, IF YOU WILL, TO GET THROUGH THIS, THIS IS A LONG COMPETITION HERE, GREG. >>IT IS. AND YOU CAN SEE THE JUGS MACHINES AREN’T EXACTLY THROWING THE TIGHTEST OF SPIRALS, SO THEY ARE TESTING THESE GUYS’ HANDS AND THEIR EYE-HAND COORDINATION. A TOUGH ONE TO CATCH RIGHT THERE BUT THE BIGGEST THING ABOUT WHAT HE’S GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO, HE’S VERY UNSELFISH. WILLING TO PLAY SPECIAL TEAMS AS A STARTER AT ALABAMA, AS AN ALL AMERICAN AT ALABAMA SO HE’S A GUY SCOUTS WILL LOVE TO TALK TO AND SPEND TIME WITH. >>26.70 IS THE FINAL FOR LANDON COLLINS. WE’VE ALSO SEEN HE’S QUITE A CHARACTER. I’M SURE WE’LL SEE MORE OF THAT AS THIS SHOW PROGRESSES. NEXT UP, TRAE WAYNES FROM MICHIGAN STATE. I KNOW, JOEY, THIS IS A GUY YOU’VE GOT A KEEN EYE ON RIGHT NOW. >>I DO. I LOVE THE ATTITUDE OF THE MICHIGAN STATE DEFENSE. I LIKE WHAT THEY BRING TO THE TABLE. PAT NARDUZZI WHO’S GONE TO TAKE A HEAD COACHING JOB, BUT HE BELIEVES HIS GUYS ARE OUT ON AN ISLAND. I DON’T CARE IF YOU’RE CORNER, LINEBACKER, SAFETY, YOU PLAY MAN-TO-MAN COVERAGE. WHAT MAKES TRAE WAYNES SPECIAL IS HIS ABILITY TO GO GET THE FOOTBALL. HE’S LONG, HAS A LONG ARM AND IS USED TO PLAYING BUMP-AND-RUN COVERAGE. THAT’S WHAT YOU DO AT THE NEXT LEVEL, TAKE THE NUMBER ONE RECEIVER OUT OF THE GAME. >>GREAT SIZE AT 6’1″, BUT HE’S LISTED AT 182 RIGHT NOW, GREG, SO A LITTLE SLIGHT BUILD FOR SOMEONE WHO’S 6’1″. HOW MUCH WILL HE HAVE TO BULK UP TO DEAL WITH THE PHYSICAL RECEIVERS AT THE NEXT LEVEL?>>THAT’S A POINT OF EMPHASIS FOR HIM BUT HE HAS THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE HE HAS TO TAKE THE FIELD IN AN NFL UNIFORM, SO THAT WILL CERTAINLY WE BE AN AREA THAT HIS AGENT AND PEOPLE AROUND HIM MAKE SURE HE’S TAKING CARE OF. BUT YOU SEE THE LENGTH AND THE SIZE. HE’S STRONGER THAN WHAT PEOPLE REALIZE AS WELL. HE CAN PLAY AT THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE. LIKE YOU SAID, JOEY, HE CAN PLAY BUMP-AND-RUN, HE CAN PLAY ZONES. THE WAY QUARTERBACKS ARE THROWING TO THOSE BIG RECEIVERS NOWADAYS, HAVING THE BALL SKILLS TO MAKE CONTESTED CATCHES ARE SO IMPORTANT. >>PENALTY-FREE HERE. LIKE SO MANY COMPETITIONS TOO, IT’S NOT JUST A MATTER — IT’S CALLED THE MERCEDES BENZ HANDS COMPETITION, BUT YOU’VE GOT T TT HAVE A LOT OF STRENGTH AND AGILITY LIKE YOU SEE RIGHT HERE.>>YOU TALKED ABOUT HIS SIZE BEING THE 182 POUNDS. BUT IF I’M PICKING A CORNER, IF I’M AN NFL TEAM, I DON’T CARE ABOUT HIS SIZE. WHAT I CARE ABOUT IS CAN HE COVER. CAN HE TAKE AWAY THE OTHER TEAM’S RECEIVER. IT IS A PASSING LEAGUE NOW. I DON’T CARE SO MUCH ABOUT HIS ABILITY TO COME UP AND TACKLE. THAT IS SPECIAL TO HAVE A CORNER THAT CAN TACKLE, BUT I WANT MY TACKLE TO GO COVER SOMEBODY AND TAKE AWAY A RECEIVER.>>ALL RIGHT. WELL, LANDON COLLINS STILL WITH A VERY SLIGHT LEAD, EVEN WITH THAT ONE-SECOND PENALTY OVER TRAE WAYNES. THIS YOUNG MAN RIGHT HERE, QUINTEN ROLLINS, YOU TALK ABOUT SOMEBODY WITH AN INTERESTING PATH TO THE NFL DRAFT, FOUR-YEAR BASKETBALL PLAYER AT MIAMI OF OHIO. TRIED OUT FOR THE FOOTBALL TEAM. OH, BY THE WAY, GREG, HE JUST HAPPENED TO BE THE MAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR. >>YEAH, I THINK I’LL JUST PLAY CORNER THIS YEAR AND HAVE SEVEN INTERCEPTIONS AND BE AS TALENTED AS HE WAS. CAME OFF REALLY WELL AT THE SENIOR BOWL. THIS GUY’S UPSIDE IS THROUGH THE ROOF. BECAUSE OF HIS NATURAL ATHLETIC ABILITY, HE HAS GREAT SENSE, GREAT VISION, EXTREMELY QUICK FEET. JUST OBVIOUSLY THE BIGGEST CRITICISM IS HE HASN’T PLAYED THAT LONG, SO HOW WELL WILL HE BE ABLE TO CATCH ON? I DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO BE VERY HARD FOR HIM TO MAKE THE TRANSITION, TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH. >>JOEY, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT A BASKETBALL PLAYER, HANDS, HOW MUCH DOES THAT HELP TO HAVE THAT DIFFERENT SPORT AND DIFFERENT PEDIGREE COMING IN?>>I LOVE GUYS THAT PLAY FOOTBALL THAT ALSO PLAYED BASKETBALL. SOME OF THE BEST ATHLETES THAT I’VE EVER PLAYED WITH WERE ALSO BASKETBALL PLAYERS BECAUSE THE MOVEMENT THAT IT TAKES TO PLAY BASKETBALL ARE THE SAME THINGS YOU’LL NEED TO PLAY FOOTBALL. IT’S THE INSTINCTS, ABILITY TO CHANGE DIRECTIONS, PUT YOUR FOOT IN THE GROUND AND GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. HE CAME OUT AND YOU CAN SEE THE SKILL LEVEL THIS YEAR. IF I’M LOOKING AT A DEFENSIVE BACK AND I’M AN NFL TEAM, I JUST WANT TO KNOW CAN A GUY CHANGE DIRECTIONS, CAN A GUY GO BACK, COME UP. I FEEL AS IF I COULD TEACH HIM THE REST OF IT. HERE’S THE UPSIDE. NOBODY HAS MORE UPSIDE THAT THIS KID. YOU’LL SEE THIS. HE’LL GET ON AN NFL TEAM AND I THINK YOU’LL TRULY FIND OUT HOW GOOD HE IS IN A COUPLE YEARS. MAYBE NOT IN HIS FIRST YEAR, BUT QUINTEN ROLLINS IS A GUY THAT ONCE HE LEARNS TO PLAY FOOTBALL MORE THAN ONE YEAR, HE’LL BE OUTSTRANDING. >>FOURTH IN ASSISTS, SECOND IN STEALS IN HIS CAREER IN THE ANNALS OF MIAMI OF OHIO. AND THAT’S BASKETBALL. ALSO STOLE SOME FOOTBALLS PLAYING CORNER. HERE’S HIS SCORE, 28.61, SO WITH THE 2-SECOND PENALTY, HE MOVES INTO THIRD PLACE. LANDON COLLINS HAS BEEN OVER THERE WITH KAYLEE HARTUNG AND HE’S BACK AS A WINNER. >>LANDON WAS FIRST UP FOR THIS DRILL AND HE’S STILL BREATHING HARD. HOW ARE YOU FEELING?>>OH, THE DRILLS AREN’T THAT HARD BUT THEY CATCH YOU OFF GUARD. >>HOW TIGHT WERE THE SCREWS IN THAT GAUNTLET. >>TIGHT. I PUSHED THROUGH SO I OVERCAME THAT ONE. >>FOR ALL THAT WE CAN SEE OF YOU ON FILM AND ALL THAT YOU ACCOMPLISHED AT ALABAMA, WHAT DO WE NOT KNOW ABOUT THE PERSON LANDON COLLINS IS?>>HE’S A FUNNY GUY, YOU KNOW. >>I THINK WE’RE LEARNING THAT TODAY.>>DEFINITELY.>>NOW, GUYS THAT HAVE TALKED ABOUT YOU THROUGHOUT TODAY, WHEN IT COMES TO THE TEAM COMPETITION, THEY SAY YOU’RE THE GUY THEY WANT ON THEIR TEAM. WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO THAT?>>OH, FANTASTIC. I’M SO HUMBLED BY IT AND I’LL GIVE IT MY BEST EFFORT. >>EVERYBODY HERE SAYS THEY’RE HERE TO HAVE FUN. HOW ARE YOU ADDING TO THE FUN?>>PROBABLY JUMPING INTO EVERYBODY’S INTERVIEWS AND JUST BEING FUNNY AND ACTIVE. SHOWING MY LOVE FOR THE GAME. >>I’M WAITING FOR SEAN MANNION TO BLOW THIS ONE UP BUT I THINK YOU GOT OUT OF THIS ONE OKAY,

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