Jamie Collins   #51 OLB

Height: 6-3   Weight: 250   Age: 29

Born: 10/20/1989 Mccall Creek , MS

College: Southern Mississippi

Experience: 6th season

High School: Franklin Co. HS [Meadville, MS]









Draft 2013

Pick No.52

Selected By: New England Patriots

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 20 (52)

Pick Analysis: Originally, the athletic Collins decided to sign with Auburn, but changed his mind to stay in his home state after unknown quantity Gene Chizik took over as the Tigers’ head coach in December 2008. Even though he missed out on the 2010 BCS championship season because of that decision, his career with the Golden Eagles predicts a NFL future in the path of former lean Southern Miss linebackers Michael Boley and Gerald McRath.

Collins was a high school quarterback who led his team to back-to-back state championship games in his sophomore (when his Franklin County (Miss.) squad got the win) and junior seasons. After arriving in Hattiesburg, coaches’ conversion of Collins paid immediate dividends; playing as a reserve in all 13 games, he accumulated 48 tackles (three for loss, two sacks). During his sophomore year, he moved from safety to linebacker due to a mid-season injury. He started seven games, playing in every contest, garnering honorable mention All-Conference USA honors with 76 tackles (three for loss, 2.5 sacks), intercepting two passes and breaking up two others. He was again put on the honorable mention squad for his work starting all 14 games in 2011, in which he totaled 98 tackles (19.5 for loss), 6.5 sacks, and eight pass break-ups. As a senior, Collins tallied 92 tackles (20 for loss), 10 sacks, four forced fumbles, and five passes broken up. This excellent senior year earned him first-team All-Conference USA honors.


Video Playlist

  1. 2013 Combine workout: Jamie Collins

    Published: Feb. 21, 2013 at 05:27 p.m.

    Watch Southern Mississippi DE Jamie Collins work out at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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