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Ahmad Black could be this year’s Brandon Spikes

We’ve liked a lot that we’ve heard about Florida safety Ahmad Black.

He’s an undersized prospect, but Mike Mayock ranks him second in a weak safety class because he had a knack for big plays at Florida.   Mayock was a former safety and seemed to think Black gets “it.”  He’s a heady player.

Perhaps no player saw his stock drop more at the Combine.  Black ran two times in the 4.7’s, which caused a lot of people to think he’d drop far deep in the draft.  Given a chance to improve things on Tuesday at Florida’s Pro Day, Black again ran in the mid 4.7’s according to Rob Rang of

Perhaps Black will be this year’s Brandon Spikes.  After Spikes’ slow forty last year, draftniks said he’d fall deep in the draft.  The Patriots wound up taking him in the second round and Spikes had a solid rookie year.

Incidentally, there was one head coach at Florida’s Pro Day Tuesday: Bill Belichick.

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8 Responses to “Ahmad Black could be this year’s Brandon Spikes”
  1. dbellina says: Mar 15, 2011 8:16 PM

    “Perhaps Black will be this year’s Brandon Spikes. ”

    Well then he should spend less time on Chatroulette.

  2. Kave Krew says: Mar 15, 2011 8:50 PM

    Belichick was probably running the official timer for Spikes and now Black and let it run a little bit longer so they’d drop in the draft…….so the Belicheater Fan Clubbers tells me……

  3. troubledlionsfan says: Mar 15, 2011 9:04 PM

    I hope he falls to the lions in the third or forth round. pair him with delmas, they would be beast

  4. raiderapologist says: Mar 15, 2011 9:06 PM

    “I don’t understand why everyone seems to think 4.7 is a bad thing.” -Al Davis

  5. cytofed says: Mar 15, 2011 9:48 PM

    Anything above 4.40 is unacceptable to be consider raiders speed, even or linmen.

    -Coach Davis

  6. bolder21 says: Mar 15, 2011 11:13 PM

    hes pretty good

  7. cuzz4169 says: Mar 15, 2011 11:38 PM

    This kid is a player…since when do you need to run a 4.4 to play safety? Lott, Atwater, Lynch, Sharper, Dawkins, Harrison…Just to name a few….Laron Landry 4.3 speed how did he turn out? Black has great instincts as a safety, he will be a steal.

  8. dino2997 says: Mar 16, 2011 1:54 AM

    Brandon Spike is an inside linebacker and Ahmad Black is a safety. A slow run stopping LB you can live with but a slow safety…no chance.

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