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Draft Scout Jamie Collins News
12/23/13 - --LB Jamie Collins started his fifth-straight game against the Ravens, the rookie second-round pick now finishing up his first season as a major part of the Patriots defense.
11/25/13 - LB Jamie Collins earned the third start of his rookie season against the Broncos. He finished with a career-high 10 tackles, including one for a loss.
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Patriots' picks: Round 2/52 - Jamie Collins, DE/OLB, 6-3, 250, Southern Mississippi...After trading down in the first round, New England targeted one of its biggest needs with the versatile, athletic pass rusher Collins with its first selection. Collins played safety, linebacker and defensive end, putting up 10 sacks with his hand in the dirt last fall. His exact role on the New England front is unclear, but he will boost the playmaking potential of the defense. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - Patriots trade out of first round for four picks...With Bill Belichick holding just five selections heading into the 2013 NFL Draft -- and no picks in the third, fourth or fifth rounds - speculation was that New England would be looking to trade down from the 29th selection in an effort to add more picks. In a draft that's been seen as much deeper than top-heavy in terms of overall talent, Belichick achieved his goal late in the first round when he worked a deal with the Vikings that turned that 29th pick into four selections later in the draft.
Looking to move up to select Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota sent second- (52), third- (83), fourth- (102) and seventh- (229) round picks to the Patriots. In one fell swoop, Belichick went from five picks to eight selections. The move certainly left Belichick and director of player personnel Nick Caserio plenty of options heading into the second day of the draft. With four picks in the second and third rounds, the team was still able to target top remaining players at key spots of need such as wide receiver, defensive end and defensive back. And really, beyond Belichick's affinity for lots of picks that allow him to move around the board via trade as well as supplement his roster, Patriots owner Robert Kraft may have hinted at New England's intentions prior to the draft.
"It's going to be very hard for someone who gets drafted to come in and start on our team," Kraft said. "You never know ... maybe there are 2-3 players who have an opportunity to do that. The NFL is a business about quality depth management; I've been saying that since the beginning. If you want to be successful year in and year out in this business, you have to have depth and you have to have a plan. It doesn't happen by remote control." - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - With the four picks in the second day of the draft, including two from the trade with the Vikings, the Patriots targeted obvious needs on Friday night. That began in the second round when New England selected Southern Mississippi defensive end/outside linebacker Jamie Collins with the 52nd overall pick. Collins played safety, linebacker and defensive line during his college career. The 6-3, 250 pounder had 10 sacks last season and will have a chance to compete right away for at least a sub role on the Patriots defensive front.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "It was pretty cool going out there with Brett Favre. He's a nice guy. I'm a big fisherman, coming from down here in the country. I just try to do stuff like that to keep me out of the streets or doing some other stuff. I just do stuff like that to keep me occupied. I love fishing." -- Linebacker Jamie Collins, New England's top pick in the draft, professing his love of fishing in his introductory press conference with the Patriots media. - The Sports Xchange