Matt Patricia marvels at what new Lions LB Jamie Collins adds to defense, locker room
Add another core Patriots player departing the team this offseason: Tom Brady Stephen Gostkowski Duron Harmon Nate Ebner James Develin plus Kyle Van Noy Jamie Collins Ted Karras Ben Watson Danny Shelton Rob Gronkowski*
When the Patriots trade down, it is because they feel they can get a similarly-graded player at the spot they moved to, while picking up an additional asset. One example: In 2013, they likely would have taken Jamie Collins at 29. Moved to 52, got Collins ... and then some.
Jamie Collins was at track practice, standing by the high jump. A buddy threw him a football. Collins leaped up, made a one-handed grab ... and cleared the bar. The stories of his athleticism go way back.
Blockbuster deal: Patriots traded LB Jamie Collins to Cleveland for a compensatory third-round pick, sources tell ESPN.