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2012 first-round pick Chandler Jones plans to help this year's Patriots draft choices

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    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, center, speaks with reporters on the NFL football field at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, May 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)The Associated Press

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    Jamie Collins, the New England Patriots first pick of the 2013 NFL football draft, walks on the field at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Patriots took Collins with the 52nd overall pick, after Belichick privately worked with him. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)The Associated Press

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    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, and team president Jonathan Kraft, right, present Jamie Collins, center, with a jersey representing the team’s first NFL football draft pick at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Patriots took Collins with the 52nd overall pick, after Belichick privately worked with him. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)The Associated Press

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    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, and team president Jonathan Kraft, right, present Jamie Collins, center, with a jersey representing the team’s first pick of the 2013 NFL draft at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, May 2, 2013. The Patriots took Collins with the 52nd overall pick, after coach Bill Belichick privately worked out for him. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)The Associated Press

Chandler Jones can't believe how quickly his first NFL season went with the New England Patriots.

The defensive end was drafted in the first round last year from Syracuse. Now he wants to help the new crop of rookies who open minicamp Friday.

Jones met with linebacker Jamie Collins on Thursday. The Patriots had no picks in the opening round and chose Collins in the second. Collins posed at midfield in Gillette Stadium with a No. 1 jersey alongside owner Robert Kraft and his son, Jonathan, the team president.

Jones says his entry into the NFL is fresh in his mind. And he says he'll share what he learned with Collins.

He says one lesson is that as a rookie you don't want to make mistakes.