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Mayo picked for under-25 all-pro team

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  June 22, 2010 04:30 PM

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Everyone loves lists, and this week Sporting News magazine weighed in with their top 25 athletes under age 25 across all sports.

But as part of the package, they also did an NFL under-25 all-pro team, and there's a familiar name on the roster - Jerod Mayo.

The Pats' 2008 first-round draft pick, Mayo was chosen as the inside linebacker between Green Bay's Clay Matthews and Washington's Brian Orakpo.

The full team:

OFFENSE
QB Mark Sanchez, Jets
RB Chris Johnson, Titans
RB Ray Rice, Ravens
WR Calvin Johnson, Lions
WR DeSean Jackson, Eagles
TE Jermichael Finley, Packers
T Ryan Clady, Broncos
G Louis Vasquez, Chargers
C Alex Mack, Browns
G Mike Iupati, 49ers
T Michael Oher, Ravens

DEFENSE
DE Kroy Biermann, Falcons
DT Jason Jones, Titans
DT Ndamukong Suh, Lions
DE Calais Campbell, Cardinals
OLB Clay Matthews, Packers
ILB Jerod Mayo, Patriots
OLB Brian Orakpo, Redskins
CB Darelle Revis, Jets
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Cardinals
S Jairus Byrd, Bills

SPECIAL TEAMS
K Dan Carpenter, Dolphins
P Pat McAfee, Colts
KR/PR Percy Harvin, Vikings

New York's Revis and Sanchez also made the all-sport top 25, at nine and 16, respectively. Celtics' point guard Rajon Rondo came in at number eight. Penguins star Sidney Crosby got the top spot.


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