Patriots Worked out Florida LB Brandon Spikes

Possibly better known for eye gouging an opposing player this past season, than being All-SEC three years in a row and All-American the past two years, Florida MLB Brandon Spikes presents an interesting player. And the Patriots appear to be interested.

Albert Breer of the Boston Globe recently found out that Spikes had a private workout with the Patriots. Spikes comes in at 6-3, 249 lbs, which makes his a prototypical player for the Patriots MLB position. However, apart from his eye-gouging character concerns (see what I did there?), Spikes ran a terrible 40 time at his Pro Day. As in, 5.05 seconds. In comparison, his quarterback Tim Tebow ran a 4.72 at the NFL Combine. Offensive Lineman Bruce Campbell ran it in 4.85. That means that Spikes ran a slower time than an offensive tackle. However, the conditions at the Florida Pro Day were sloppy at best- it was soggy and slow. In attempts to better his draft status, Spikes will most likely run again at Florida's second Pro Day on April 7th .

Spikes is a great player who could definitely find a niche in the middle of our defense. With the supervision of defensive captain and MLB Jerod Mayo, perhaps Spikes could turn his character issues around and he could become a great performer for our defense that is hungry for quality linebackers. If the value of the pick is good- read: If Spikes drops to our last two 2nd round picks- than perhaps we should pull the trigger and pick him up.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Join Pats Pulpit

You must be a member of Pats Pulpit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Pats Pulpit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker