Height: 6-2 Weight: 255 Age: 28
Born: 9/3/1987 Shelby , NC
Selected By: New England Patriots
Pick (Overall): 30 (62)
Spikes is a big, strong physical defender that missed some time in 2009 after being suspended for a game due to an on the field incident early in the season. Spikes is best attacking the line of scrimmage and is a solid tackler in the open field. He uses his hands well to ward off blockers and leverage the ball and understands angles and run fits in the Gators defense. He is an instinctive player that is best versus the run but appears to have limitations in coverage. Spikes is quicker than fast and reacts quickly as plays develop but will need lots of technique work (especially defending the pass) at the next level. Spikes has excellent blood lines and is a good football player that brings attitude and leadership to the linebacker position.
Published: April 9, 2010 at 09:45 p.m.
Meet LB Brandon Spikes as he discusses his style of play and draft day emotions.
Published: April 13, 2010 at 11:23 a.m.
A look at NFL draft prospect Florida inside linebacker Brandon Spikes.