1:16 PM PT -- Zaven Collins was allegedly doing 76 in a 35, according to the Scottsdale PD ... which also released Zaven's mug shot.
Officials say Collins was stopped in a Mercedes around 10:04 AM on Sunday.
"A traffic stop was conducted, and Mr. Collins was placed under arrest for the violations."
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Zaven Collins -- a 1st-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft -- was arrested Sunday night after cops say he was driving recklessly, TMZ Sports has confirmed.
The 22-year-old -- who was taken by the Cards with the #16 overall pick -- was stopped by officers in AZ after cops say he was speeding and driving dangerously.
We're working on further details regarding the incident ... but a jail official tells us Collins was booked Sunday night and released a short time later.
We've reached out to Collins' reps, the Cardinals and the NFL for comment ... but so far, no word back yet.
Collins was such a superstar at Tulsa -- logging 4 sacks and 4 interceptions in his junior season in 2020 -- he's already been penciled in as a Cardinals' starting linebacker this year.
The rookie just signed his first contract with the Cards earlier this month -- a 4-year deal that's expected to pay him $14.7 million.
Story developing ...
Originally Published -- 10:54 AM PT