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Standing 6’4″ and the opposing team’s quarterback throws the ball in the flat, here comes #91, The QB takes a 3-step drop and #91 is there in his grill. No matter what the offense does #91 stands out. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to the New England Patriots sophomore rising star, linebacker Jamie Collins.
Collins played sparingly throughout the regular season with a couple starts, but when playoff time came around he got nearly 98% of the defensive snaps at his position. If you watched either of the regular season starts or playoff games when Collins was on the field, you’d instantly notice #91 was everywhere. Collins is becoming a versatile LB as he can get after the QB and has the capability to cover running backs and tight ends when he drops back into coverage.
The word breakout has been applied to Collins during the off-season, but I already figured that out as I watched Collins towards the end of the 2013 season. Collins...