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 CBSSports.com.

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.