On Thursday night, Boye Mafe took the field against the Chicago Bears in his second preseason game. Brian Baldinger, an analyst for the NFL Network, saw him and provided a breakdown of his performance.
On the night, Mafe ended with 5 total tackles, including 5 solo stops, despite the team’s 27-11 loss. Baldinger thinks Mafe is more than just what’s on the scoreboard. A true linebacker, according to Baldinger, Mafe has been praised by the coach.
Forget the stats when researching athletes in the preseason, Baldinger advised. Take a look at what demands have been placed upon them. Meet Boye Mafe, a real linebacker who often plays against the Bears. Just launch yourself into orbit and wait for orders. Indeed, he is capable of such feats.
Baldinger pointed out specific instances where Mafe was essential in the game. Mafe’s success at Minnesota stems from his many contributions off the field that go unrecognized in traditional statistical analysis. Even Baldinger is coming to that conclusion.
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“There are so many aspects about what he does that you have to love,” said Baldinger. He does a lot of things that are just selfless. Boye Mafe is a promising young talent for them. That action, those limbs, those eyes, that toil. There’s a lot to work with right there.”
Mafe, a second-round draft picks out of the University of Minnesota in April, showed great promise in the Hawks‘ first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, he did not get much playing time before leaving the Bears’ second preseason game.
The severity of Mafe’s injury is presently unknown, but perhaps he will be able to play in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos. During his senior year at the University of Minnesota, Mafe recorded 10 tackles for loss and seven sacks.
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