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    I know he has not even played a down in training camp yet but you can't ignore the fact that in every year of his Collegiate Career he has had problems with lower leg injuries and from what I have read,has been out at least a few games and now he has to perform with even more intensity with the clashing against the big boys.

    I think he can be a very good player and fit well in the middle of this defense but hope this guy is not made of glass as his annual injury history is a concern - Anyone worried about this at this time?
     
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    Just the news I wanted to hear. With that said, he will somehow come to camp injured and it will take forever for him to get on the field. And I'm also glad the Pats drafted another short cornerback.
     
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    BB didn't seem worried at all. Why should we?
     
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    Wow that took all of what, 5 hours for this to be posted?
     
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    Every NFL LB gets banged up. However, one of the consistent reports on this guy is that he plays with injuries that would sideline others. That's the key - look at Zach Thomas - always hurt but always playing at a high level.
     
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    Oh no. Didn't take long, did it?
     
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    On Reiss' Blog a reporter asked BB this question pretty much exactly (asked him about Mayo's knees.) BB said the team doctor's weren't worried about them, and even said that he wished his (BB's) good knees were in as good shape as Mayo's supposed bad ones - if the team isn't concerned, I don't think theres much need to worry.
     
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    I am not intentionally being negative about the guy but I am concerned about his physical endurance in the big leagues.
     
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    Yeah, I hear that Maroney pick out of Minnesota is made of glass, too.
     
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    I hope the concern is not to come true like when everyone was worried about why the Pats drafted a player who was consistenly injured and had an leg injury as a senior that made it a possible liability in the pros and he was passed on by several teams except New England .....
    His name was Curtis Martin RB Pittsburgh Panthers - This guy seemed to have a 'decent' career in the pros :)
     
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    Predicting the future is tough, though, isn't it? I'm not sure it's the best business to be in.

    On a positive note, here's a blurb from Mike Lombardi on the kid:

    "Los Angeles 6:10 p.m.

    Tim of Boston writes in to ask if Jerod Mayo was a reach at No. 10. I say no, not at all. It's exactly like the Dwight Freeney scenario I talked about in my mock draft review. Mayo went to the perfect team -- he is very smart, can play all the linebacker positions and he gives the Pats front seven more team speed.

    Mark my words: In two years, Mayo will be a star. --Michael Lombardi"

    Edit: How about some unintentional irony?

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/specials/draft/2008/04/25/draft.blog/2.html
     
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    Any time your Top 10 pick hasn't seen a live down or even been on the training camp field you've got to be concerned.
     
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    Classic post.
     
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    LOL. I hope not. He would be horning on on Maroney's role. :)
    I really hope that Mayo is as talented and dedicated a player as Patrick Willis.
    Probably not realistic, but we can dream.
     
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    Maybe they should come up with a new stat or paramiter 'The Glass Factor" He hasn't played yet and his glass factor is pretty high. :rolleyes:

    Next year at the combine : Yeah I agree his ability is off the charts but I'm concerned about his "glass factor" :D
     
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    I am hoping he puts on about 10-15 pounds before TC as long as it does not slow him at all.
     
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    F-A-C-T-O-R - No E in factOr - I see you fixed it :)
     
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    I think 10 lbs is the most we can realistically expect. Even 8 is ok. Remember, Mayo's biggest strength is his 4.5 speed. I wouldn't sacrifice that speed for an extra 5 lbs of bulk if that means he won't be effective covering TEs and slot receivers coming out of the backfield.
     
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    I agree 100% - His speed was a big factor over other things in deciding to draft him I am sure. - 250-255 lbs sounds great.
     
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