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Patriots make second- and third-round selections

NO. 52 OVERALL

LB JAMIE COLLINS, SOUTHERN MISS 6-3, 250 pounds

Named to All-Conference USA first team in 2012 and was honorable mention in both 2010 and 2011 . . . Played defensive back his freshman year, linebacker as a sophomore, and hybrid linebacker/defensive end his junior and senior seasons . . . Started 33 of 52 games played during college career . . . Had a combined 39½ tackles for loss, 16½ sacks, 13 pass breakups, and 5 forced fumbles his junior and senior seasons . . . Mike Mayock called him “one of the most explosive edge rushers in this draft” . . . A dynamic athlete who ran a 4.64 40-yard dash and had a 41½-inch vertical leap at the NFL scouting combine . . . Against Nebraska in 2012, had 13 tackles (3 for loss), a sack, and a pass breakup . . . Has the length and versatility Bill Belichick covets in outside linebackers.

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NO. 59 OVERALL

WR AARON DOBSON, MARSHALL

6-2¾, 210 pounds

Has prototypical size desired when trying to find an outside-the-numbers receiver . . . Did not participate in the running events at the scouting combine because of a hamstring injury, but at Marshall’s pro day ran a 4.42 40-yard dash and the three-cone drill in 7.2 seconds . . . Solidified status as a second-rounder with impressive performance during Senior Bowl week . . . Had 57 receptions for 679 yards and three touchdowns his senior season . . . Caught 12 touchdown passes as a junior and totaled 24 TD catches in 47 career games . . . Named second-team All-Conference USA senior year . . . Member of the 2009 USA Football Junior National Team and helped the Under-19 Team USA win the first-ever World Championship . . . Must work on gaining separation against physical corners.

NO. 83 OVERALL

CB LOGAN RYAN, RUTGERS

5-11, 191 pounds

A player in the mold of Devin McCourty, Ryan can play on all four downs . . . Finished second at Rutgers with 94 tackles in 2012, and also had 17 pass breakups and four interceptions . . . Two straight All-Big East selections . . . Extremely physical and intelligent corner, not afraid to help out in run support and has a nose for the football . . . Does not have blazing speed (4.53 40-yard dash) but was seventh among all players at the combine in the three-cone drill (6.69 seconds) . . . Best game in 2012 came against Arkansas when he had 7 tackles (2 for loss) and an interception . . . Cleaning up technique will be crucial in overcoming his lack of top-end speed . . . Played quarterback in high school, accounting for 2,500 yards and 35 touchdowns his final two seasons.

NO. 91 OVERALL

S DURON HARMON, RUTGERS

6-0, 198 pounds

An off-the-radar pick, similar to last year’s selection of Tavon Wilson . . . Projections slotted him in the later rounds or as an undrafted free agent . . . Had six interceptions in 50 career games, returning one for a touchdown . . . Had 50 tackles his senior year, including 2 for loss, and had 7 of his 8 career pass breakups . . . All-Big East first-teamer in 2011 and 2012 . . . Not afraid to help out in the box, but also possesses sound coverage skills. . . One of 50 semifinalists at the NCAA FBS level for the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards . . . Named Delaware State Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in high school . . . Started all 26 games over his final two seasons . . . Best game of 2012 was against Army when he scored on a fumble return and recorded six tackles (1 for a loss).

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