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Who is better?
Hightower
30%
 30%  [ 6 ]
Collins
70%
 70%  [ 14 ]
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finn54


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:03 pm    Post subject: Hightower vs Collins Reply with quote

I'm curious as to what the forums opinion is on these two. Who do you have as being the better player? And by how much?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even as a Bama fan I went with Collins. His coverage ability on top of his pass rush skills shown so far make him the more versatile player and therefore more valuable of the two. No slight to Hightower tho as they are both coming along nicely as young defensive players under Patricia. They both are making impact plays such as picks, forced fumbles or big tackles behind the LOS.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hightower could be a very good LB for a long time.

But I think Collins has barely flashed his potential. When he's "on" he's electric, and if he progresses he could be an elite defensive player.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hightower is very good at his strength with a solid to great football IQ. He can push the pocket on A gap blitzes and is good at timing delay blitzes. He is very useful against the run.

Collins has the potential to be one of the most versatile LB's in the league. He has and can cover TE's and backs effectively, blitz from the middle and the edge, and is a playmaker forcing fumbles and interceptions.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very different skillsets at LB between those two.

High is bigger and stronger, can shed blocks better and has better instincts and intangibles.

Collins is more athletic, faster, can cover better.

They compliment each other very well, but in a superficial poll like this, Collins will always win because he's the sexier pick. Collins probably has the higher ceiling though, and is further away from his peak than High.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hightower and Collins made PFF's All-Pro team FWIW.

https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2015/01/05/2014-pff-all-pro-team/2/
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

patsfan25 wrote:
Hightower and Collins made PFF's All-Pro team FWIW.

https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2015/01/05/2014-pff-all-pro-team/2/

While they had their usual assortment of absurd choices, the guard selections are fair, and it annoys me to think how the Patriots would look up front on offense now if they hadn't wasted a pick on an undersized DT with no knees and selected Bitonio, who was linked to them. Not that I thought he was a first round pick, but he would have been way better than what they got.
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