• Patriots rookie Jamie Collins rises up on D

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 13, 2013
    There probably hasn’t been another top draft choice in Bill Belichick’s 14 years as Patriots coach who has generated less attention than Jamie Collins , the club’s first pick in 2013. “On top of that, you can tell their guys are smart, they are communicating really well before the snap. There probably hasn’t been another top draft choice in Bill Belichick’s 14 years as Patriots coach who has generated less attention than Jamie Collins , the club’s first pick in 2013. Part of the reason is that Collins wasn’t selected until the middle of the second round , as the Patriots traded out of the first round. But on Tuesday, we got an extended look at Collins on the front lines of the defense for what was essentially the first time as the Patriots shuffled their linebacker corps with starting middle linebacker Brandon Spikes missing practice for an unknown reason. Add it all up and he has mostly blended into the Patriots’ picture. Furthermore, much of the media attention has been focused on the club’s rookie receivers based on the gaping holes on the depth chart there.
    Source: ESPN.com

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