The best draft pick the Packers ever spent on a safety


2010 is an iconic year in Packers history and one of the best Cinderella stories imagineable, but it was also the last full season that the Packers best safety ever played.

Nick Collins was a second round draft pick in 2005, but came with fairly modest expectations as he came from a relatively small school in Bethune-Cookman. Needless to say Collins obliterated any reasonable expectations on his way to three Pro Bowls and three All-Pro selections in his six full seasons before a career ending neck injury. Collins, who had a flare for the dramatic, lead the league in interceptions and return yardage in 2008 and in 2010 showed his playmaking ability on the national stage by returning an interception for a touchdown in Green Bay’s Super Bowl XLV victory. Unfortunately, Collins would only play another two games in the NFL after his stellar performance in the Super Bowl; who knows what he could have accomplished with a full career

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