2015 NFL DRAFT

Jamie Collins, OLB

School: Southern Mississippi  |  Conference: C-USA
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: McCall Creek, MS
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 250 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Latest News
03/14/2013 - 2013 Southern Miss Pro Day: Representatives from 10 NFL teams gathered at Southern Mississippi's pro day on Friday, where 16 Golden Eagles players worked out. Due to a tornado that ripped through Hattiesburg in February the workout was held at Petal High School.

Jamie Collins, LB (6-foot-3 5/8, 250 pounds) - Collins stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine (he was a top performer in his position group in five events). Collins' official 40-yard dash time (4.64 seconds) in Indianapolis is especially notable. Collins worked out as both a linebacker and defensive lineman with his hand in the dirt. He'll have a lot of intrigued teams visit for a private workout. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

02/27/2013 - TOP 10 COMPELLING NFL COMBINE STORY LINES: 7. 0-12 teams still can have big-time talent. Jamie Collins, a DE/OLB at Southern Miss, was high on the radar of several NFL scouts and coaches I spoke to. And then Collins backed up his "freak" rep, broad jumping 11-7 -- almost a foot longer than any other LB. The 6-3, 250-pounder also had a 41.5-inch vertical. An NFL source I talked to said it's hard to find guys who are 6-2-plus and 240 who can really play, adding that "the size paradigm for NFL LBs is changing because it forces the personnel folks and coaches to project college DEs to be stand-up off the ball LBs." Collins, though, sure looked like he could be one of those guys. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com

02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Workout warriors: An intriguing pass rusher, Southern Mississippi's Jamie Collins has 45 career tackles for loss over his collegiate career, finding ways to get to the quarterback with his quickness and speed. He needs work in other areas, but regarding just his athletic potential, Collins is one of the better linebackers in this draft class. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/23/2013 - 2013 Senior Bowl, Tuesday: Florida running back Mike Gillislee had a number of outstanding runs Tuesday thanks to his nimble feet and a big offensive line. That made for a challenging day for the South linebackers. Just as the quarterbacks in the 2013 Senior Bowl seem to be a crowded group with no clear-cut top option, the linebackers on the South team appear to be the same. Even with Stanford's Chase Thomas and Texas A&M's Sean Porter as the headliners, there are only a few discernible differences between the five men who practiced Tuesday. (Southern Miss linebacker Jamie Collins watched practice while resting a hamstring injury.)

If you had to rank them, it would be really hard, and that's coming from the man coaching them this week, Lions linebackers coach Matt Burke.

"They've brought in a pretty good level of talent," Burke said. "It's not like you've got a couple of guys that are way ahead of the pack. We've had some injuries and have had to move some guys around, so we're actually just shuffling guys in and out. The groups are all different, so they're kind of interchangeable, which is nice. I'm just rolling three different guys out there every set of plays." - Dave Richard, CBSSports.com

12/14/2012 - The 2012 season wasn't a good one for Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles not only had their first losing record since 1993, they didn't win a game. There was a bright spot in all that misery in Hattiesburg: Jamie Collins. Collins, who was among 13 players confirmed on Wednesday by the Senior Bowl as having accepted invitations to play in the 2013 all-star game, continued his evolution on defense. A former defensive back who morphed into a linebacker, Collins played the Golden Eagles' hybrid bandit position during the 2012 season. He's listed as a linebacker for the Senior Bowl.

Collins (6-foot-1, 240 pounds) was the only Golden Eagle to make the 2012 All-Conference USA first team. He led the league with 20 tackles for loss and made 10 sacks, good for third in C-USA. No other Golden Eagle had more than 9.5 tackles for loss or 2.5 sacks this season. Collins was Southern Miss' top tackler this season with 92 - 26 more than any other player on the team. He also caused four fumbles and knocked down five passes. - Mark Inabinett, Alabama Live

12/13/2012 - 2012 ALL-CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL-Jamie Collins, Sr., Southern Miss, has been selected First Team All-Conference USA (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Collins led the team in tackles in 2012 with 92 and also ranked first in C-USA in tackles for loss (20.0) and third in sacks (10.0), which both rank fifth on the school's single-season chart. His tackles for loss number currently ranked tied for No. 7 in the country, while his sack total was 21st nationally.

The Golden Eagle defensive end forced four fumbles during the campaign, which ranks tied for 3rd on the school's single-season chart and holds a 5th-place on the school's career chart with seven fumbles forced. It was the 3rd consecutive season a Golden Eagle has forced four fumbles. He posted three double-digit tackle performances during the year including a season-high 13 against Nebraska and 10 versus Boise State. Collins is the 42nd first-team defensive honoree for Southern Miss in Conference USA since its inaugural season in 1996. - Southern Miss football

12/04/2012 - Southern Miss senior defensive lineman Jamie Collins has been selected to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl. Collins will join 99 of the country's other top professional prospects in the yearly North vs. South matchup in Mobile, Ala., to showcase their skills in front of NFL scouts from around the nation.

The standout lineman led the Golden Eagles in sacks, tackles for loss, and total tackles this year. Collins chalked up 10 sacks and 20 tackles for loss, while also recording 92 total tackles, including 66 solo tackles. Collins is the first player from Southern Miss to receive an invitation to the Senior Bowl since Golden Eagle tight end Shawn Nelson went in 2009. Before Nelson, the last Eagles to receive the honor were linebacker Michael Boley and offensive lineman Jeremy Parquet, both in 2004. - The Hattiesburg American

11/19/2012 - LB Jamie Collins' first-quarter sack was the 10th of this season. That's the fifth-best sack season by a Southern Miss player.

07/24/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE USA TEAM (COACHES): DL Jamie Collins, Sr., Southern Miss...Collins returns as the top Golden Eagle tackler from a year ago with 98 stops, including 19.5 tackles for loss. Collins has been named to numerous preseason watch lists including the Bednarik, the Bronko Nagurski, Butkus and Rotary Lombardi awards. - Southern Miss football

07/19/2012 - 2012 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jamie Collins, DE/LB, Southern Miss, has been selected to the Preseason Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented the nation's top college lineman or linebacker each year by The Rotary Club of Houston. The McCall Creek, Miss. Native plays a unique role in the Southern Miss defense, both as a linebacker and defensive end. Collins returns as the team's top tackler. In three seasons, Collins has posted 222 stops (127 solos) with 25.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks, to go along with 10 pass breaks, four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, three interceptions and a blocked kick. Two of his interceptions have been returned for touchdowns, including a 97-yard return last year at East Carolina and a 32-yard against the Pirates at home in 2010. - Southern Miss football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BUTKUS AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jamie Collins, Southern Mississippi, has been selected to the Preseason Butkus Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to the top linebacker in college football by the Butkus Foundation. Collins has also been named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Bednarik Award this preseason. The McCall Creek, Miss. Native plays a unique role in the Southern Miss defense, both as a linebacker and defensive end. Collins returns as the team's top tackler. In three seasons, Collins has posted 222 stops (127 solos) with 25.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks, to go along with 10 pass breaks, four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, three interceptions and a blocked kick. Two of his interceptions have been returned for touchdowns, including a 97-yard return last year at East Carolina and a 32-yard against the Pirates at home in 2010. - Southern Miss football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Jamie Collins, LB, Southern Miss, has been selected to the Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented to the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America. Collins, from McCall Creek, Miss., returns as the team's top tackler. In three seasons, Collins has posted 222 stops (127 solos) with 25.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks, to go along with 10 pass breaks, four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, three interceptions and a blocked kick. Two of his interceptions have been returned for touchdowns, including a 97-yard return last year at East Carolina and a 32-yard against the Pirates at home in 2010. - Southern Miss football

07/10/2012 - 2012 BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Jamie Collins, Southern Miss, DE, Sr., has been selected to the preseason Bednarik Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995. A former standout at Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chuck Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 1969 and the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 1967. Collins, from McCall Creek, Miss., returns as the team's top tackler. In three seasons, Collins has posted 222 stops (127 solos) with 25.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks, to go along with 10 pass breaks, four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, three interceptions and a blocked kick. Two of his interceptions have been returned for touchdowns, including a 97-yard return last year at East Carolina and a 32-yard against the Pirates at home in 2010. - Southern Miss football

 
 
Latest News
03/14/2013 - 2013 Southern Miss Pro Day: Representatives from 10 NFL teams gathered at Southern Mississippi's pro day on Friday, where 16 Golden Eagles players worked out. Due to a tornado that ripped through Hattiesburg in February the workout was held at Petal High School.

Jamie Collins, LB (6-foot-3 5/8, 250 pounds) - Collins stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine (he was a top performer in his position group in five events). Collins' official 40-yard dash time (4.64 seconds) in Indianapolis is especially notable. Collins worked out as both a linebacker and defensive lineman with his hand in the dirt. He'll have a lot of intrigued teams visit for a private workout. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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