Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/7/13
  We are now almost two weeks removed from the 2013 NFL Draft, and of course it is time for me to give the Patriots their initial draft grade. I purposely waited a week to write this review, as the emotions and immediate aftershocks are now over. This draft had some normal Bill Belichick behavior (trading out of the first round, and selecting a player in the 3rd round who was rated a 7th round prospect). But all in all, here are my grades for the Patriots draft.   2nd round, 52nd overall (from Vikings), Jamie Collins: DE/OLB, Southern Miss.   The Patriots picked up this selection in a trade with the Vikings which involved the Patriots first round pick. Collins, who was recruited to Southern Miss as a safety, seems to bring some much needed pass rushing help to the Patriots. He finished his career Southern Miss with 196 tackles and 21 sacks. Last season, he was named first-team All-Conference USA. Collins will help the defense in the immediate future, and was a great pickup by the Patriots.
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