Jerod Mayo plays inside linebacker for the Patriots, but he wasn't a "true" middle linebacker by definition. Players like Mayo still find themselves chosen in the first round, but what's happening at other LB positions? Len Pasquarelli takes a look back at recent Drafts to find out why middle men aren't valued as highly.
May 10, 2011
Every year players drop in the Draft for one reason or another. They're called "Sliders" in some circles. Who are they and which ones did the Patriots have an interest in? Here's a list of the top sliders and New England's level of contact with them.
May 8, 2011
The Fighting Illini made it three top draft choices as linebacker Martez Wilson was selected in the third round by the New Orleans Saints. Wilson had an All-Big 10 junior season and decided to forego his last year of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. While some felt he could have used more seasoning, he demonstrated enough talent and athleticism to impress pro scouts.
April 29, 2011
Martez Wilson, Quan Sturdivant, Casey Matthews are just some of the names drawing interest from teams looking for help at linebacker. Some of the players listed have already met with New England. Her are Scouting reports for the top inside linebackers.
April 26, 2011