New England signs top draft pick LB Jamie Collins

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The New England Patriots have announced they signed their first draft pick of the 2013 draft, LB Jamie Collins. The Patriots traded out of the first round and added two second round draft picks, and with their first second round pick they took Collins. A linebacker from Southern Mississippi. Collins moved from safety to linebacker during his time at Southern Miss, and will make a great cover linebacker, which is something the Patriots needed desperately heading into the draft. Collins was taken with the 52nd pick overall. With the rookie salary system his deal has a total value of $3.76 million with a signing bonus of $1.1 million.


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