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Jerod Mayo • #51 • LB
Ht/Wt:6'1", 250 lbs.
Born:Feb 23, 1986 (30 yrs) in Hampton, VA
Hometown:Hampton, VA
College:Tennessee
Experience:8 years
Drafted:Drafted by New England in 2008 (1/10).
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Scouting Report
Assets: A prolific, high-energy, monster tackler in the middle of the 'D' who brought great instensity, speed, and agility. Strong as a play-caller and leader on the defense. Smart and instinctive, and regularly made plays in pursuit. Could also win the edge against blockers and record the occasional sack.
Flaws: His lack of size at middle linebacker--combined with his high-energy style--led to a lack of durability. Had an attack-the-line mentality that sometimes saw him overplay the run, and led to some mistakes in coverage. Wasn't much of a pickoff threat.
Career Potential: Pro Bowl interior linebacker.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NFL Super Bowl 2014 (XLIX - New England)
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year 2008
NFL Named to play in Pro Bowl 2012, 2010
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