Welcome to PatsFans.com

Mayo on EEI's Dale & Holley

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by BradyManny, Apr 28, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. BradyManny

    BradyManny Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    9,712
    Likes Received:
    27
    Ratings:
    +50 / 0 / -0

    http://audio.weei.com/m/19755297/04...ZSID_pods_pod5_8_6_0005&match=query,keyword=4

    Sounds like a great kid, I'm really excited about everything I hear from him and have heard about him. Admittedly, he was low on my radar until the weeks just before the draft when folks like BOR starting hyping him and then Holley came out and said we'd draft him, so I feel like I'm playing catch up a little on him. He really sounds like a great, humble kid who has his priorities right and loves football.
  2. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,658
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0 / -0

    Something I found interesting in this interview:

    Unless I misheard the audio, Mayo mentions that he weighed 245 lbs prior to his junior season, and his size was one of the factors when Fulmer moved him inside. I had previously thought Mayo played in the 230s and bulked up to his combine weight of 242. Now it appears he is a natural 245 lbs, with growth potential, because he still appears a bit lanky in the lower body.

    At 6'1 3/8'' and 245 lbs coming out of college, his size is excellent, and he could be playing at 250+ by 2009, after Wojcik gets a hold of him, with no real loss in athleticism.

    I realize that Mayo and Willis are not comparable in their style of play, but as a point of comparison: Willis is a rocked up 240 lbs, and he does not (to my eyes) have the size potential to reach 250 and maintain his agility. Mayo has room on his frame to comfortably add bulk, and that size potential is important for ILBs in our 3-4 scheme.
  3. RayClay

    RayClay On the Roster

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    18,029
    Likes Received:
    186
    Ratings:
    +429 / 5 / -6

    #75 Jersey

    I didn't work at a carnival, but at 6'1" he looked more like the 230 I've seen than 245. Just my observation, but where's the weight? Torso, legs?

    If it's true, he definitely can bulk up. He looks skinny.
  4. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,658
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0 / -0

    Yup, I just relistened to it. He says he was 245 lbs before this season, the biggest LB on the roster at Tennessee. He must have a very big frame, because he looks like he has plenty of room to grow.
  5. JustWinBrady

    JustWinBrady Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2005
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    It must be his number (7) that makes him look smaller/slim. If he had number in the 50's it would make him look much bigger. ;)
  6. Lockdown06

    Lockdown06 Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    388
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    This guy just sounds like a consummate pro - I also love how he's already got the media on his heels with this "come up with a creative headline" thing - it seems like he knows how to deal with the media, and that is especially important in Boston - it also doesn't hurt that with his physical and mental package, it doesn't look like he'll be giving them much to complain about.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>