2018 PFF Grades
Defense 63.8
#51 LB
Run Defense
High Quality
Above Average
Below Average
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Jamie Collins returns to one of the best spots in the league for blitzing linebackers

PFF's Ben Linsey takes a look back at Jamie Collins tenure in New England and explains why New England is the perfect landing spot for Collins' skill set.

First-round trades that have worked out in the past

NFL Editor Mark Chichester examines some notable first-round trades that have led to success for at least one of the teams involved.

2 months ago
Bill Belichick’s defense gets the best out of Kyle Van Noy, Dont’a Hightower

The New England Patriots' usage of Kyle Van Noy and Dont'a Hightower played a key role in the team's successful 2018 season and Super Bowl win.

Patriots pressure will be key to stopping the Rams' long-developing routes

PFF's Ben Linsey digs into the PFF data on the Patriots' pass rush and explains why their defensive scheme could be the key to stopping Jared Goff and the Rams in Super Bowl 53.

5 months ago
Ranking the four conference championship teams at every position group

PFF Senior Analyst Mike Renner ranks the four remaining teams at every position group ahead of the Conference Championships.

5 months ago
Refocused, NFL Week 14: Miami Dolphins 34, New England Patriots 33

The Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots, 34-33, in Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season.

6 months ago
Refocused, NFL Week 10: Tennessee Titans 34, New England Patriots 10

The Tennessee Titans defeated the New England Patriots, 34-10, in Week 10 of the 2018 NFL season.

7 months ago
Refocused, NFL Week 7: New England Patriots 38, Chicago Bears 31

The New England Patriots defeated the Chicago Bears, 38-31, in Week 7 of the 2018 NFL season.

8 months ago
Have the Patriots done enough this offseason to rectify their pass-rush from 2017?

PFF Analyst Louie Benjamin examines what the New England Patriots can count on as a pass-rushing unit in 2018 after ranking last in PFF grades as a unit last season.

1 year ago
Team & Player News
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower to miss remainder of season

Hightower will miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral, announced just a day after he was ruled out for the Patriots Week 8 game.