With the 52nd pick in the draft, the New England Patriots select…

Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi (6-3, 250 pounds)

Once again, the Patriots draft a highly-productive college player who brings excellent versatility to the table. An terrific pass rusher who also excels chasing down plays in pursuit, Collins should develop into a productive starter opposite Chandler Jones in his second season. Not only will he be a good defensive player in time, but he Collins could be a stud on special teams from the get go.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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