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Jamie Collins | Linebacker

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/20/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 250
College: Southern Miss
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The Boston Herald pegs Patriots second-year OLB/DE Jamie Collins as a "big-time breakout candidate."
Collins, the 52nd pick last year, played sparingly as a rookie before participating on 98 percent of the defensive snaps in the playoffs and having a breakout game against the Colts in the Divisional Round. Collins can play any of the linebacker spots and rush the passer as an end. He'll get after the quarterback and cover running backs and tight ends. Collins is going to be an every-down player. Jun 17 - 9:24 AM

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Patriots OLB/DE Jamie Collins is expected to be a Week 1 starter in 2014.

Collins, a 2013 second-round pick, is projected as a starter along with Jerod Mayo and Dont'a Hightower. It's an impressive unit. Collins didn't get much playing time early in his rookie season, but played on 139-of-142 snaps (97.8 percent) in the playoffs. He racked up 13 tackles, one sack, one interception and two pass breakups in the two games.
Source: ESPN Boston
Feb 27 - 11:55 AM

Patriots rookie OLB/DE Jamie Collins played all 66 defensive snaps in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Colts.

Collins, the 52nd pick in April's draft, had played all of 368 snaps in the 16 regular-season games. With MLB Brandon Spikes (knee) sent to injured reserve last week, the Patriots needed a linebacker to step up. Collins did just that. He recorded six tackles (two for loss), a sack, an interception, and three quarterback hits. The interception was about 20 yards downfield and was a display of Collins' extreme versatility and athleticism that made him a second-round pick.
Jan 12 - 10:42 AM

Patriots second-round OLB/DE Jamie Collins has been limited to just six snaps through the first two games.

Collins, the Patriots' top pick at No. 52 overall, played two snaps in the opener before playing four against the Jets on Thursday night. He's been limited to playing mostly on special teams. Look for the pass rush specialist to become more involved once he fully picks up the scheme. New England's rookie class has been pretty disappointing through two weeks of the season.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 08:54:00 AM

ESPN Boston reports second-round pick Jamie Collins worked extensively on special teams during the first two days of training camp.

Collins won't start as a rookie, but should eventually earn a role as a pass rush specialist. A defensive end at Southern Miss, Collins is expected to see the majority of his playing time at weak-side linebacker.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 09:36:00 PM

Patriots agreed to terms with No. 52 overall pick LB Jamie Collins on a four-year contract.

A defensive end for Southern Miss, Collins tore up Conference USA before lighting up the Combine (4.64 40-yard dash, 1.56 ten-yard split and 11-foot-7 broad jump). A well-built 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, Collins will start out at linebacker, but his true position is "edge rusher."
Fri, May 17, 2013 11:43:00 AM

Patriots second-round pick Jamie Collins will start off as a linebacker.

Collins played both linebacker and defensive end while at Southern Miss. "We’ll look at him in different spots, and see how it goes with him, and also see how it goes with him relative to other players we have and what kind of groupings," coach Bill Belichick said. "Not sure exactly how it’s going to turn out." It doesn't really matter where Collins lines up; he's mostly going to be rushing the passer.
Source: ESPN Boston
Fri, May 3, 2013 12:05:00 PM

Patriots selected Southern Miss pass rusher Jamie Collins with the No. 52 overall pick.

Collins (6-foot-3 1/2, 250) played defensive end at Southern Miss and led C-USA in tackles for loss (20) as a senior while ranking third in sacks (10) and forcing four fumbles. A long-armed pass rusher (33 3/4"), Collins ran 4.64 at the Combine with a 1.56 ten-yard split and insane 11-foot-7 broad jump. (The broad jump is Megatron territory.) Collins' down-to-down consistency was an issue on college tape, but he is an explosive, highly athletic edge presence with big upside. His scheme versatility only helps the Patriots pass rusher, with Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower, and Rob Ninkovich all possessing the ability to rush from a two point stance.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 07:55:00 PM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock anticipates Southern Miss DE/OLB Jamie Collins being drafted in the second round.

Collins is an interesting prospect because he dominated Conference USA on a terrible Southern Miss team, before tearing up the Combine at 6-foot-4, 250. "His get-off and explosion are phenomenal," observed Mayock after watching Collins' college tape. "He can chase down the ball. He can play physically. It's easy to look at him and say we like him as a 4-3 end and a pass-rush guy. But ultimately, the 3-4 teams are going to love him. I think he's going to go in the second round because of his athletic explosion."
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 05:22:00 PM

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