Patriots Sign Brandon Spikes

Patriots Sign Brandon Spikes

Will Brandon Spikes bring a Ted Johnson like presence to the Patriots defense?

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.

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6 Responses to “Patriots Sign Brandon Spikes”

  1. Jared says:

    i dont necassarily like the eye poking thing….but i remember a certain captain Vince doin the same thing to Brandon Jacobs when the Pats went 18-1. Il take the nastiness, after leadership….nastiness would have been 1st on my to-do list if i was BB going into this past offseason.

  2. Jeff says:

    One word to descibe his play, Violent!! Dude is a player. My favorite pick of the draft!!

  3. Jared says:

    Every year going into April, I start figuring out who BB might be looking to fill holes on his team with the draft. The Pats are, if not THE hardest, one of the hardest teams to predict on draft-day. But two years ago, my number one guy was Mayo, then last year, it was Darius Butler, this year, it was Brandon Spikes. A couple of things just seemed right…

    BB and Meyer are BFF’s
    Pats needed another MLB
    Pats needed leadership
    Pats had a pile of 2nd round picks
    Spikes’ stock fell due to a 40 yd dash time

    With those factors…i was waiting to here the name Brandon somewhere in the 2nd round when the pats were on the clock. And i cheared just as loud when i heard the pick…then any time during last season.

    PS. for the record, i wanted them to take Gronkowski and Hernandez this April also.


    • NEPD says:

      Spikes could easily be another great linebacker pickup for the Patriots — versatile player that can be used rushing the passer to mask his coverage weaknesses.

      • Ryan Buske says:

        Now lets just hope that he keeps his “eye-gouging” side to himself, and plays and learns like a Patriots.

      • NEPD says:

        Intensity certainly has a fine edge to it. Hopefully the veterans will help him find the line.

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