Middle Men Dropping In Value

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

Playmakers dominate MLB position

Len Pasquarelli talks about the NFL's progression at linebacker and goes around the league with other news and notes.
May 9, 2011

Players Who Slide Can Still Be Playmakers

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

Martez Wilson Makes It Three For Three

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

NFL Draft buyer beware: Defense

The Cardinals are expected to target several defenders in this year's draft, but need to proceed with caution.
April 28, 2011

Scouts Take: The Inside Linebackers

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

Breaking down the inside linebackers

Arizona appears to have hit a home run with Daryl Washington last year but will it add another ILB?
April 21, 2011

Linebackers key to Cardinals' run defense

Arizona's defense struggled in 2010 in large part due to a suspect linebacking corps. That group's resurgence will be key to a bounce back season.
April 8, 2011