Now that the 2013 NFL draft is a little more than a week old, everyone has had time to digest their respective team's draft class and get excited to see what the rookies can do. Let’s take a look at the Patriots draft class and see how it improves the team.
Round 1 pick 29
The Patriots originally had the 29th pick in the first round but in typical Bill Belichick fashion the Patriots traded with the Minnesota Vikings. The Patriots received the 20th pick in the second round, the 21st pick in the third round, and a seventh round pick as well.
Round 2 pick 20 Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi
Collins played two years as a linebacker and finished his career on the defensive line. Collins had 92 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, and four forced fumbles and was rewarded with first team All-Conference USA honors. It may seem like a questionable pick with Jerod Mayo, Takeo Spikes, and Dont'a Hightower already in the fold, but Collins can act as an edge rusher or a down lineman in either a 4-3 or a 3-4 scheme. He can also drop back into coverage if need be.Read more... Join the Conversation...