FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots chose outside linebacker Jamie Collins of Southern Mississippi in the second round of the NFL draft.

The Patriots took Collins with their first pick and the 52nd overall choice in the draft. They obtained the pick from the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night, trading down and out of the first round. The Patriots later chose Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson with their second pick at the 59th spot.

The 6-foot-3 1-2-inch, 250-pound Collins began his college career at defensive back and moved to linebacker in 2010. He had 21 sacks in his career at Southern Mississippi and led the team with 92 tackles last season.

In each of his last three seasons, Dobson had at least 44 catches and 668 yards receiving. He had 12 touchdown catches in 2011.

His 24 career touchdown receptions tie former Patriot Troy Brown for fourth most in Marshall history.

They have two picks in the third round, one in the fourth and three in the seventh.

On Saturday, the Patriots have one pick in the fourth round and three in the seventh.