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LSU defensive back Jalen Collins runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Monday, Feb. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


After playing three seasons at LSU and having an impressive Combine in February, former Tigers cornerback Jalen Collins found a new home after being selected No. 42 overall by the Atlanta Falcons.

Collins, who recorded 38 tackles and nine pass breakups as a junior, ran a 4.48 40-yard dash at the 2015 NFL Combine and quickly made him a first-round projection. His draft stock fell slightly heading into draft week after reports surfaced that Collins failed several drug tests while at LSU.

The Olive Branch, Mississippi, native will look to bolster an Atlanta secondary that ranked last in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (279.9).