The Patriots made a splash, by trading the seventh overall pick, plus their fifth round pick to the Saints for the tenth overall pick, plus a third round pick.
Then, at 10, the Patriots selected ILB Jerod Mayo. I love it!
Mayo is the best linebacker in the draft, in my opinion. He is very smart, he is strong, a solid tackler, has great instincts, and is very versatile.
I think he’s going to be starting next to Bruschi this year, and will rack up 100+ tackles.
More to come.