The Dallas Cowboys may be dealing with an injury to their first round draft pick at present but, one week into preseason, it is a man who didn't find his place in the NFL until the whole draft process had been completed who is creating headlines.
La'el Collins signed with the Cowboys in May as a free agent after a police investigation out of his control saw him slide off every one of the 32 franchises' draft boards.
Perhaps with a chip on his shoulder, the LSU product has wasted little time making his mark on the pro game, though. After impressing in Dallas' preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers, Collins was today ranked as the highest performing offensive rookie after one full round of games by Pro Football Focus.
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The number one grading will be an encouraging sign for the Cowboys who many believed got one of the steals of the 2015 class with Collins having previously been touted as a first round certainty leading up to draft night.
The guard showed great maturity in his all round game over the weekend but it is the clip attached to PFF's announcement that will have Dallas coaches dreaming of things to come.
The 22-year-old Baton Rouge native effectively eats his Chargers opposition number alive as he shows awesome strength to send the lineman a good 10 steps backwards.
The Dallas Cowboys already owned one of the best offensive lines in the entire NFL in 2014, judging by the quick start to life in the league by La'el Collins they are about to get even better.
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