Apparently the reports that Austin Collie suffered his fourth concussion in 21 months were hasty. A concussion has not been ruled out but there are some optimistic murmurs that testing will reveal that this recent brain rattling wasn’t a concussion. This is a very disconcerting development considering that Collie has promising skills but another concussion could threaten his career and his long term health.
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If you are drafting before the results of the tests are announced you have to avoid Collie, at least until the very late rounds. Collie is a guy that we were becoming more and more positive on and were looking at as a solid WR3, but even a positive result from testing wouldn’t convince us that you can rely on taking Collie as one of your top 3 receivers. This is a serious situation and we hope that Collie and the team put his health before his season – maybe even his career.
Obviously the ball has to go to someone and if Collie misses time Reggie Wayne is the main benefactor. He’s a decent WR3 even if Collie doesn’t miss time but a high end WR3, maybe a bit of stretch as a WR2, but if you go with TE and QB early having Wayne as your second WR wouldn’t be a disaster. Donnie Avery would get a bump as well and we would begin to pay a lot more attention to competition between Avery, T.Y. Hilton, and LaVon Brazil.