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Jamie Collins, OLB, Southern Mississippi: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile


October 13, 2012; Orlando FL, USA; Southern Miss Golden Eagles defensive lineman Jamie Collins (8) rushes during the second half against the UCF Knights at Bright House Networks Stadium. UCF Knights defeated the Southern Miss Golden Eagles 38-31 in double overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 250 pounds

Drafted By: New England Patriots (2nd round, 52nd overall)

40 Yard Dash: 4.64

Bench Press: 19

Vertical Jump: 41.5″

Broad Jump: 139″

2012 Statistics

Tackles For Loss
GSacksSack YardsSacks/G
Misc. Defense
GPasses Broken UpQB HurriesFumbles ForcedKicks/Punts Blocked

Career Highlights

2011 Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl: Added four solo tackles on the game …2011 (Jr.): Converted to his third position in as many years as the Bandit end in the 4-2-5 defense … Had his best statistical season with 98 tackles (58 solo, 40 assisted) … Led the team in tackles for loss with 19.5, ranking him No. 10 nationally, and was second on the squad with 6.5 sacks … Returned his lone interception of the season 97 yards, a then-school record, at East Carolina (11/5) … Broke up eight passes and forced one fumble … Had a season-high 11 tackles at Navy (10/8) … Started all 13 games … 2010 Beef O’Brady’s Bowl: Recorded five total tackles, four solo and one assisted … Forced a fumble … 2010 (So.): Made switch from defensive back to linebacker … An honorable mention All-Conference USA selection … Played in all 12 games and has started in six of the last seven contests … Finished the regular season second on the squad in tackles with 71 (41 solos) … Posted season-high 10 tackles versus UAB (10/30) … Had at least five tackles in 10 games during the year, including nine against Tulane (11/6) … Posted two of his 2.5 sacks at UCF (11/13) for 10 yards … Recovered a fumble for 13 yards against Tulsa (11/26) … Picked off two passes including a 32-yard return for a touchdown against East Carolina (10/9) … Added a pick against UAB for five yards … Totaled two pass breakups … Notched a fumble recovery for 13 yards against Tulsa … 2009 New Orleans Bowl: Recorded three solo tackles … Also blocked a field goal attempt … 2009 (Fr.): Saw action in all 13 games … Tallied 48 total tackles (27 solo and 21 assisted) with three tackles for loss for 12 yards and two sacks for 10 yards … Returned two fumbles for 16 yards and forced one fumble … Had first career touchdown on a fumble return of 16 yards against Tulane (10/24) … Added a kick return of 33 yards against Virginia (9/19) … Tallied a career-high 14 tackles at Houston, while adding nine at Kansas (9/26) … Earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for fall semester …

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Collins is a prospect on the rise for me. He showed out at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, measuring 6’3″ 250 pounds with a 4.64 second 40 yard dash. He also had a freakish 41.5″ vertical jump and a 139″ broad jump, both of which are insane for a 250 pound linebacker. I had to go back and take a look at what Collins did at Southern Miss to validate those athletic measurables, and the numbers add up. He had 10 sacks last year and 20 tackles for loss. This is an extremely underrated player who, if given the right situation, could explode onto the NFL scene.

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