When the Green Bay Packers selected free safety Nick Collins in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft, most of the so-called draft “experts” were underwhelmed. Collins was dubbed a “major reach” and “raw”. Even vaunted NFL draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. dubbed the pick questionable.
Little did all these experts know that Nick Collins would end up as the starting free safety for the Packers in Super Bowl XLV and a member of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
Nick Collins has extensive ties to his home state of Florida, where he currently resides. From his stellar athletic days at Dixie County High School where he lettered in football, basketball and