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  1. Patspsycho

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    Just thought I'd start this.

    *with apologies to Ian.

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    NOTE FROM Ian:
    *No Aplogies necessary - I was in the car on my way home from work so I appreciate you starting it :) *
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    Re: Reaction Thread to the Brandon Spikes selection

    Someone I didn't think I'd see us draft.
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    Re: Reaction Thread to the Brandon Spikes selection

    Another LB...depth problem finally addressed
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    Re: Reaction Thread to the Brandon Spikes selection

    Leader on defense and a true football player.

    I like.
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    Re: Reaction Thread to the Brandon Spikes selection

    spikes is the best pick by the pats so far.
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    Re: Reaction Thread to the Brandon Spikes selection

    Got the it factor. Excellent pick.
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    Like Taylor Mays, had Spikes had came out last year, he was first round all the way, no?
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    Re: Reaction Thread to the Brandon Spikes selection

    Just a really good football player. Nothing to hate about the pick.
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    Re: Reaction Thread to the Brandon Spikes selection


    I totally agree. I have a really good feeling about this pick.
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    Oh man. I love it. I've always liked Spikes, but after his 40 time I dropped him into the fourth round or so. I hope he can improve his stack and shed abilities, but he's a heck of a player. Also, I think he can shift inside or out depending on how we want to use them--he's a very, very good blitzer. Good stuff. :cool:
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    This is a good pick.
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    He was a consensus first round pick after a fantastic junior season. He didn't play as well last year but I think a lot of that had to do with a nagging groin & Achilles hill injury that followed him all year as well as him being distracted after being suspended for the Vandy game.

    Obviously his speed will limit him in some ways, but I think we'll be fine with Spikes on 1st & 2nd down and Guyton in for 3rd down and obvious passing situations.
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    They had him at 249 lbs. It looks to me he could frame up to 260-265.

    Anybody have any ideas? Don't to slow him down but he looked like he could take more weight.
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    Perfect fit for what NE is going to ask from him, play next to Mayo and be the SILB thumper the Pats have been missing since Ted Johnson. Frees up Mayo to play WILB and roam around and cause havoc. Awesome pic along with the other 2nd rounders. Guys from rotoworld love the pic as well...


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    Patriots selected Florida ILB Brandon Spikes with the No. 62 pick in the 2010 draft.
    We love this pick. A close friend of Florida coach Urban Meyer, Bill Belichick has an obvious affinity for Gators. Spikes is an excellent fit as the Ted backer next to Jerod Mayo in the Pats' 3-4 scheme. Though he couldn't break 5.0 seconds in the forty, Spikes' college production was elite and he won't be asked to run sideline to sideline in New England. A big hitter with playmaking cover skills, he'll give Gary Guyton a serious run for the starting lineup as a rookie.
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    Solid pick, if he pans out him and Mayo could be a dynamic ILB combo
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    For speed purposes, they may want to keep him at his current weight. The 40 time is high but the kid can flat-out play. Hes nasty too. He had an eye-gouging issue last year vs I forget who...
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    Re: Reaction Thread to the Brandon Spikes selection

    This is a brilliant pick!!!!! Vernon Gholston had a great 40 time, and it serves him well on the bench! Tom Bardy had a bad forty, bad physique, all he knew is how to football and it served him pretty well! There is something to be said for guy who had such a productive career playing against top teams who gave Florida their best shot every week. If this ran 0.3 seconds faster in the forty he would have been take top 20 and now he is a Patriot. Will be an excellent fit ILB in the 3-4 next to Mayo. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
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    @mrs75: Riding in car with @wilfork75 he is very excited about spikes pick been talking about him all day. says this guy is a play maker

    Vince is high on him...that should be a good sign for the Patriots
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    Been a Gator fan for 10 years.

    I've seen every UF football game for the last eight years.

    Brandon Spikes is my favorite Gator defensive player ever. If he comes close to replicating what he was at Florida, Pats fans will love him.
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    Good perspective. When watching Gator games on tv he ALWAYS seemed around the ball.
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    had a bad groin pull last year.......Kiper neglected to mention this..........4 int returns for TD lat 2 yrs.
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    Didnt know that. Good info.

    I liked Spikes regardless of what Count Chocula says.
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    And that's just it. He's got superlative defensive instincts. By the time most 4.55 MLBs figure out where the play is headed, Spikes has taken two steps towards the hole.
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    Exactly. It's the same as McCourty having poor ball skills.

    I would rather have a corner with with bad ball skills shutting down his WR than a ballhawk that's chasing his WR from behind towards the endzone.

    Same thing for a LB.
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    I have had and still have questions about his motor. His junior year was his finest year and he seemed to take a step back last season in his senior year. Like everyoone else, I also have questions about his speed. However, the guy is one of the meanest and most nasty linebackers I have seen in some time. He is probably the best compliment to Mayo in this draft. If we can improve his motor, I love this pick. This is a solid draft so far.
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    1st complaint that I have heard about Spike's motor but you are down there so I'll believe it.

    Either way, if he slacks, he sits. It's that simple.
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    This is my favorite pick so far.....

    I remember seeing mock drafts last year (before Spikes decided to stay in school for 2009) that had Spikes going #15 in the first round.

    Then again, they had Taylor Mays in the top 10.

    I think Spikes is a productive playmaking ILB....

    i love this pick.
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