Yeah, a lot of people seem to think he will wind up here. Kid looks good, and has a lot of potential, but throughout the first 1:45 of that video, not even ONCE did he even attempt to wrap up a tackle. No thanks. He's got Roy Williams-itis. He won't last long in the NFL, and will get the same rep Roy got, if all he does is try to knock someone's fucking head off every time he hits them. Don't get me wrong, it's great entertainment. However, he isn't in college anymore. He pulls that shit too often in the NFL, and he will get run the fuck over by people. Sure he will have some great hits here and there, but he will get burned far more times than not. Just ask Roy...
Seems very bizarre to me that someone could be that fast going forward and that inept going backwards - especially someone playing DB at a major DI university.
INDIANAPOLIS -- NFL decision makers and scouts gathered at Lucas Oil Stadium today for the final day of the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine. They were on hand to watch the 58 defensive backs who were invited to work out.
Taylor Mays' workout at the combine will be one talked about for a long time, and with good reason. After weighing in at 230 pounds, Mays completed 24 reps on the bench press, then ran a 40 that most scouts clocked at 4.32 seconds. Normally those numbers would elevate a prospect towards the top of the draft, but we contend that won't be the case with Mays.
During drills, Mays was in poor form. As fast as he was moving forwards, Mays was terribly slow moving in reverse. It was similar to his performance at the Senior Bowl in January. Mays looked uncomfortable backpedaling during drills and one scout called his defensive back fundamentals "just bad." When asked to change direction, Mays would come to a complete stop then start up again. The contrast between Mays and players such as Earl Thomas and T.J. Ward, who lost little momentum changing direction, was striking.
Poor performances in Mobile and Indianapolis do not mean Mays won't be productive in the NFL. It does mean he will be limited to certain systems that don't require him to play man coverage or make plays sideline-to-sideline. In other words Mays is likely to go later in the draft than someone with his measurables usually would.
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