Found April 28, 2013 on NESN.com:
There are many things you can say about Patriots head coach (and general manager) Bill Belichick, but when it comes to drafting, conservative is not one of them. It may appear that way when the Patriots are constantly trading down because it allows them to take more players, but typically the players they do draft are raw and let their workout numbers stand out just as much as their play on the field. On Friday, the Patriots took four players, two of whom are boom or bust prospects, and two of which can be considered “boring.” Jamie Collins, the Patriots’ first pick in the draft, has all the potential in the world. He destroyed the combine by posting top marks in the 40-yard dash, 3-cone drill, vertical jump and most notably, the broad jump. His play on the field was up and down, though. He never found a true position at Southern Miss, and he’s been knocked for showing a questionable motor at times during the Golden Eagles’ 0-12 2012 season. Still, Collins was able to put up 10 sack...
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