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Revisiting the 2007 NFL Draft

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
Brandon Meriweather sacks Matt Leinart

Meriweather is the only 2007 Draft Pick still on the Patriots roster.

It’s now June in 2010 – after three seasons, many feel that one can accurately assess the success of a particular NFL Draft class. When a certain group of fans and media pundits look back at the 2007 NFL Draft for the New England Patriots, many see one of the worst drafts in history.  We are not members of that group.  Here are some notes on how each of the picks ended up.

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Jerod Mayo Bucking to Play Broncos

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Jerod Mayo is leaving on a jet plane, which is good news for Patriots. We didn’t know when he would be back again.

Setting John Denver lyrics aside, as the Patriots prepare for the Broncos of Denver, Jerod Mayo would instantly help out the sideline-to-sideline defense against the rushing attack of Knowshon Moreno. Correll Buckhalter won’t play in the game, but the shifty star from Georgia will present his own problems.

Mayo, who reportedly sprained his MCL during the opener versus Buffalo, packed a knee brace along with his travel necessities on Friday. The Patriots upgraded his status to questionable, giving him a 50/50 chance of suiting up this Sunday.

50/50 would be music to the ears of Pats RB Fred Taylor, who may miss the rest of the season after ankle surgery. Adalius Thomas, Vince Wilfork, and Wes Welker also missed some practice time, but each is expected to play.

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Jerod Mayo Injury Update (Sprained MCL)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
Photo Courtesy of  Winslow/Towson AP

Patriot fans were greeted with a sickening sight for the 2nd straight home-opener, as defensive captain Jerod Mayo went down with a knee injury early in the game against the Buffalo Bills. Trainers were seen working on Mayo’s left knee, and Mayo was seen flexing the knee and walking with a slight limp.

Reports state that Mayo has a sprained MCL (grade 3) and is likely to miss 6-8 weeks, although conflicting reports have stated that the situation is not that dire. Bill Belichick expressed earlier that Mayo didn’t have a season-ending injury, and these reports seem to confirm that.

We can’t wait to see our defensive leader back on the field, he was sorely missed against the Bills.


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Patriots Sign Jerod Mayo

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Jerod Mayo
Jerod Mayo Salary
The Patriots Front Office chose not to let the Mayo sit out and spoil. The former Tennessee star signed an $18.9 million dollar contract with $13 million in guaranteed money. Jerod Mayo’s salary is a slight improvement over last year’s 10th pick, Amobi Okoye of the Houston Texans. Okoye received $17.6 million, with $12.8 million in guaranteed, although the final year of his deal is voidable.

With the learning curve for linebackers in Bill Belichick’s defensive system being quite steep, it was imperative that Jerod Mayo and the Patriots come to an agreement to get their first round draft pick in training camp.

Who’s Missing?
Jerod Mayo wasn’t joined by a slew of Patriots who started camp on the PUP list, including Wes Welker, Rodney Harrison, Jarvis Green, Ellis Hobbs, Bo Ruud, Nick Kaczur, Stephen Neal, and Mike Vrabel.

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May-o Day

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

“I’m a hard worker and I’m coming here to contribute to this team in any way that I can, whether it be with special teams or with the starters. I’m coming to make a contribution and help with a championship.”

May 1st marked the day when Jerod Mayo was formally introduced to the Patriot family. Sort of like meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time, first impressions are incredibly important. A careless word or two in your first few days as a Patriot can earn you the scorn of an entire locker room of veterans. Coming off sounding like a seasoned veteran himself, Mayo passed his first test as a member of the Patriots family. Papa Belichick was undoubtedly pleased.

Mayo will be put to the test May 3rd on the field during the first day of Patriots Minicamp, where he will be wearing no. 51. He and his fellow rookies will be looking to impress the coaching staff by picking up schemes quickly and learning from their mistakes. A total of fifteen undrafted free agents, listed here, will be joining Mayo and his fellow draftees. Most prominent among them is Mike Dragosavich, the big-man-on-campus at NDSU and a heckuva punter. He has an odd technique, but you can’t argue with his results.


Patriots Draft: Jerod Mayo Highlights

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Get to know your new inside linebacker, Jerod Mayo.


Patriots D: Extra Mayo Please

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

With the 10th pick, the Patriots picked Jerod Mayo (6-2/230) from the University of Tennessee. Mayo combines athletecism with good football instincts, and should be able to start for a starting job inside right away. He has shown fluidness in coverage that will be a welcome addition to the linebacking corps. He struggles at times to fight off guards in the running game, but Vince Wilfork should be able to protect him. He can and will deliver the big hit, as well as being a very reliable tackler.

Bill Belichick stated that he liked his versatility, as he has played all three positions for the Volunteers: weak-side, strong-side, and middle. Belichick also praised his football IQ and work ethic.

The New England Patriots received the 78th pick from the New Orleans Saints for moving down from seven to ten. The Patriots also sent their fifth round pick to the Saints.

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