In response to agill1970's comment:
I'm one of the biggest LT fans going, so to make comparisons to him is cringe worthy. That being said, even I'm guilty of making the Collins reminds me of LT comparison. Oh don't get me wrong, I can't imagine Collins would have anything even remotely like the career LT did. However, there are similarities in their size and game that demands comparison for comparison sake. The big difference though is that LT wasn't just an athletic freak with a blood hound like nose for the ball. He also had enormous strength that gave him the ability to overpower men of greater size when needed.
I'm looking forward to seeing a whole lot of things about our Patriots this upcoming season, and a whole lot of players. Yet Collins is the one player I'm looking forward to seeing the most, because this kid is something special and combines attributes you don't see too often in this game. Here's hoping he makes that a strong second year leap and gives us all something to cheer for and for defensive coordinators to dread.
I'm not sayin he IS LT, I'm saying he has that potential, he has those rare skills. I agree LT was a freak and also had that freakish strength - that's what sets him apart - the strength to take a 300 pound tackle and throw him to the side. Very few guys can do that at that size/speed combo. For what it's worth Collins repordidly came into OTAs bigger and stronger than last year, but he has a ways to go to have the strength to take on left tackles.
I just look at that frame that he has and I can picture him filling out...and his explosiveness is off the charts.