Jerod Mayo - LB - Patriots ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi said on WEEI Boston Monday that he believes Jerod Mayo can become the best linebacker in football within two years. After a disappointing 2009 season marred by injuries, Mayo led the NFL in tackles as a third-year player. The 2008 Defensive Rookie of the Year made 175 stops, two sacks, and one forced fumble. Pat Willis and Jon Beason are the only linebackers with as much value in IDP leagues. As for becoming the NFL's best at his position, the 25-year-old Mayo will struggle to bypass Willis. Source: Chris Price on Twitter Jun 27, 1:42 PM so at what point do we approach him for long term deal? Can we play the TAG game w/ him like we did w/ Mankins or does the new CBA screw us from doing so?