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Cowboys Draft Nebraska Defensive Tackle in Round 3



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    Defensive tackle Maliek Collins of the Nebraska Cornhuskers waits to wrap up running back Tony Moore of the Florida Atlantic Owls at Memorial Stadium Aug. 30, 2014. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

    In the third round of the NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected Nebraska defensive tackle Maliek Collins.

    In two years as a starter for the Cornhuskers, Collins compiled 21 tackles for loss, 19 quarterback hurries and 6.5 sacks. He was also named a team captain.

    Collins opted to leave school after his junior year enter the 2016 NFL Draft after he said the Draft Advisory Board gave him a Day 2 grade.

    Maliek Collins was a state champion wrestler and an all-state two-way football player as a Missouri high schooler.

    In a scouting profile, we reported that Collins blends agility, balance and hand use to make him an intriguing penetrating defensive tackle. We rated him as a second rounder.

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