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This season, Collins can be described as one thing: playmaker. There was even a time early in the season where he looked to be a Defensive Player of the Year candidate.
He has tallied 51 solo tackles (71 total), 6 sacks, three interceptions (one of which he returned for a touchdown), three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.
Also like Kyle Van Noy, he sees very few pass-rush opportunities but has managed 24 total pressures. He is a major factor in both the passing game and run game.
He came back like he never left, playing like it was the 2015-16 season, a season in which he made his first and only Pro Bowl. Collins was also named Second-Team All-Pro.
The numbers may not be as gaudy, but his impact has been evident to anyone who watches.