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Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: Linebacker Brandon Spikes: A 5.06-second 40-yard dash time hurt Spikes' stock, but not Bill Belichick. He sees Spikes as a big, productive force on the inside who moves as well between the tackles as any linebacker he's seen in recent years.
A closer look at the Patriots' picks: Round 2/62 -- Brandon Spikes, ILB, 6-3, 249, Florida, His 40 time hurt his draft stock, but Spikes' career at Florida showed he could flat out play. He was the captain of the defense, a force in the middle and a playmaker for the Gators. He'll play early on. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Brandon Spikes News
03/04/15 - LB Brandon Spikes simply doesn't fit into Rex Ryan's defense, and he was told by the team that it would be wise to seek a new team in free agency. Spikes is a stud against the run, but he can't stay on the field on passing downs because he's a liability in coverage. He played only 46 percent of the defensive snaps last season for that reason.
10/13/14 - LB Brandon Spikes played against his former team for the first time and was in on eight tackles.
09/17/14 - MLB Brandon Spikes played only 19 percent of the defensive snaps against Miami because the Bills were so frequently in nickel or dime defense.
09/11/14 - LB Brandon Spikes made only one sack in his four years with the Patriots, but he matched that total in his first game for Buffalo, nailing Jay Cutler of the Bears.
09/03/14 - LB Brandon Spikes is in his first year with the Bills, but he was named one of the six captains. Spikes is expected to be a key component in improving the awful run defense, and he has shown the ability to be a leader.