Report: Seahawks L.J. Collier Feels ‘Disrespected’
In a recent article written by Seattle Times columnist Matt Calkins, Seattle Seahawks Defensive End L.J. Collier says he feels "disrespected".
Collier, the 29th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Texas Christian University, made just two tackles without recording a quarterback sack while playing in just 11 of the Seahawks 18 regular and postseason games. By almost any metric, including the "eye test", Collier had very little impact on the defense and is already being labeled as a "bust" by some observers.
This doesn't sit well with him, apparently, according to the article in which he intimates that he cannot wait to get back out on to the field to prove that he is a better player than what he showed (or did not show) last season.
Collier should have a good chance to make the 2020 team (if and when the NFL season actually gets underway) especially if the Hawks fail to resign Defensive End/Edge Rusher Jadeveon Clowney.
The Seahawks could most definitely use an improvement in his sophomore season as their defensive front ranked 29th out of 32 teams in quarterback sacks with just 28. The Pittsburgh Steelers, by contrast, led the NFL with a total of 54.
Can Collier rebound in 2020 and live up to the billing that made him a first round selection? Can the Seahawks improve upon a mostly dreadful pass rush with the addition of Bruce Irvin?
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