Brandon Spikes is now the 3rd Florida Gator to sign their rookie contract with the New England Patriots, joining tight-end Aaron Hernandez and DE/OLB Jermaine Cunningham. Spikes signed a 4-year deal reportedly worth $3.21 million dollars. Only 1st-Round draft pick Devin McCourty remains unsigned going into rookie portion of training camp.
Spikes was the third and final second-round selection of the Patriots, 62nd overall, and looks to provide some stiff competition for veterans Jerod Mayo, Gary Guyton, and Tyrone McKenzie.
Spikes’ play at Florida was marked by an aggressive, physical, and instinctive style that has been a hallmark of past Patriots greatness. Look for Spikes to make an immediate impact during the 2010 season.