Nico Collins did not put any game tape on the field this season, but he’s in Mobile, Alabama to show what he can do ahead of April’s NFL Draft.

Collins was a player heading into his senior season in 2020 when the B1G initially shut down the season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While a number of players opted back into the season once it was reinstated, Collins focused his attention on training for the NFL Draft.

Without the chance to display game tape from this season and with the changes to the NFL Combine this year, the Senior Bowl is a key opportunity for Collins to show he is in shape and can be a contributor at the next level. After weighing in Tuesday, Collins received some solid marks for his numbers after coming in at 215 lbs. and just a shade over 6-foot-4.

Here’s what Kyle Crabbs with The Draft Network had to say about Collins’ weigh-in and why it is important:

Why does Collins’ weigh-in matter? Because we haven’t seen Collins since the end of the 2019 college football season. To see him come in at a lean 215 pounds is a nice bonus for a big-bodied, down-the-field receiving threat—and the best may be yet to come. If Collins shows that, with some weight loss, he’s a little more fluid and dynamic, then who knows where the limit is on his draft stock. A big week in Mobile can inspire confidence that Collins’ conditions at Michigan were the biggest barrier to consistent production.

Collins finished his Michigan career with 78 catches for 1,388 yards and 13 touchdowns. Hopefully he gets a shot to prove he can be a deep threat in the NFL. A solid Senior Bowl showing is the first step.