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Brandon Spikes out to prove he's capable of playing in NFL

Brandon Spikes entered his final season as a Gator last year as one of the best linebackers in the nation.

But by the time the NFL draft rolled around late last month, Spikes' poor performances at the NFL combine and Florida's Pro Day had labled him with a reputation as being too slow to play in the NFL.

Now Spikes is a member of the New England Patriots, and trying to prove he's more than just his 40 time.

"It is what it is, but it ain't what it seems," Spikes told 

Spikes explains how he's approaching his new role.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:52pm]


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