I have wondered this for a while. He is a very good football player but is he a good match for this scheme? Vilma had to shuffle out of a similar system with the Jets before he found any success in the middle of the Saints 4-3. The Patriots ask a lot out of there ILBs, take on guards on one play and run with a TE on the next. Hopefully Mayo can be the Bruschi and Spikes be the Ted Johnson. Bruschi wasn't as fast as Mayo but was much better at getting off blocks and had very good instincts in the passing game. It is not fair to compare Mayo to Bruschi but as a top 10 pick he certainly has high expectations to live up to.