Sorry I’ve been AWOL with this knee replacement. As I posted a few days ago, Tony Pauline was saying his inside info was the Cards were all over Collins. He was clearly their BPA as the draft went. Living in UCF world, I’ve seen tons of Collins’ play. I had earlier posted Collins might be a better fit than Parsons. I’d describe Collins’ game as explosive. It’s more than just quick twitch. His instinctive use of leverage causes him to hit quickly with with unusual force. He blows up plays. He slices through traffic like a hot knife through butter. He is a force who makes game changing plays. The Cards looked at CBs but were apparently concerned about Farley’s medicals. Newsome is more of a developmental player than a first year starter. The Cards wanted an immediate impact player. They looked at receivers but weren’t certain guys like Toney and Bateman were option expanding. There were legitimate concerns if their speed plays in the NFL. There will be short receivers still available for their round 2 pick, if they want to go that way. They felt history said no RB was strong enough to go that early. So in the end the surest choice was Collins. It’s fair to say the Cards’ coaches failed miserably to figure out how to use Simmons. Why should you believe they will figure out Collins? Frankly that may prove accurate. It still doesn’t change Collins is an impact player. His skill set is easier to understand than Simmons. All the Cards have to do is put this guy on the field and he will make plays. With Collins and Simmons on the field together, this defense will have the ability to flex to meet the high power offenses that are challenging defenses throughout the league. This guy is good. He’ll be exciting to watch. Despite being thin at CB, this defense can pressure QBs as effectively as any group in the NFL. I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Cards finish as a top 5 defense in terms of points allowed. No need to hate; better to just wait.