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Old 03-03-2010, 01:38 AM   #1
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If we aren't looking to resign Clark, maybe we are looking to draft a potential starter at free safety. Mays ran a 4.34 at the combine and looked very impressive. He did not have the best year at USC, but I could get past that. I would love for him to be back there with Troy. He isn't the best in coverage, but could definitely improve easily. One things for sure, he would make WRs think twice about catching the ball over the middle. I'm prayin he will fall to 18.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:55 AM   #2
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I still think he has track speed, but looks like he plays slow. He may be good at the combine, but with Football Equipment on, he looks heavy and slow to change direction.

I'd rather pass on Mays and avoid revisiting the drafting of Scott Sheilds.
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I still think he has track speed, but looks like he plays slow. He may be good at the combine, but with Football Equipment on, he looks heavy and slow to change direction.

I'd rather pass on Mays and avoid revisiting the drafting of Scott Sheilds.
Same guy, same work ethic, same physical attributes?

Oh, you're going to say one guy is fail because that big safety didn't pan out.

You might be right, but I see very little other than experience that says Taylor Mays couldn't at LEAST be as good as Ryan Clark in two years, yet with more speed and power.

Smarter guys than i will evaluate him on talent, but I'll take a guy in the first round that played for an NFL caliber coach (Pete Carroll), who also coached another safety on our team, whose faster bigger and can cover in the Pac 10. Yeah, there were several factors that may have led to Mays not having a stellar year at USC, but I'm not going to stoop so low as to say he's comparable to a second round pick from WEBER STATE.


Taylor Mays would not be a bad pick, but he would improve the depth in our secondary.

Id rather have Taylor Mays as one of our future safeties than Ryan Clark, Deshea Townsend, Ryan Mundy or (heaven help us ) Ty Carter.

We have guys on the offensive line, and even at corner that can possible start on this team eventually.

We need quality youth at the safety spot.
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I really hope he falls. He could also perhaps bring some attitude to our defense where it is really lacking. I don't think he plays slow, he just plays over aggressively and sometimes finds himself out of position to make tackles or defend passes. With the right coaching, which I believe we have, that can be solved.
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If we aren't looking to resign Clark, maybe we are looking to draft a potential starter at free safety. Mays ran a 4.34 at the combine and looked very impressive. He did not have the best year at USC, but I could get past that. I would love for him to be back there with Troy. He isn't the best in coverage, but could definitely improve easily. One things for sure, he would make WRs think twice about catching the ball over the middle. I'm prayin he will fall to 18.
I much rather have Earl Thomas from Texas. Looks to me like his feet work is alot better and is more of a ball hawk.
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Mays could do well here, but my guess is they address the OL or DL in the 1st and pick Rolle from Florida state in the second.
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after watching them at the combine i would be happy with thomas or mays. they both have there downfalls but just about every player with the exception of payton manning has them. i thought mays would be converted to LB but he is looking like a really good saftey now. he just needs to learn how to cover and read better. thomas is a ballhawk but his tackeling skills are nowere close to that of mays. i just want a new saftey that can start
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I'd like to see us go with Mays or Thomas and I prefer Mays over Thomas. But I am not a college football fan so I haven't seen much of either. I wish we had Clark for one more year so we could draft one of these guys, let them sit for a year and then start in their second year. I don't see Clark agreeing to a one year contract at his age though.
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I'd like to see us go with Mays or Thomas and I prefer Mays over Thomas. But I am not a college football fan so I haven't seen much of either. I wish we had Clark for one more year so we could draft one of these guys, let them sit for a year and then start in their second year. I don't see Clark agreeing to a one year contract at his age though.
I'd rather have Thomas. It's not that I think Mays will be horrible, but he takes the circular route to get to a lot of plays, which means he gets there late, despite his speed. Now, when he gets there, he knocks the crap out of the receiver, I can see him getting late to a lot of deep balls because he doesn't have the best football instincts. As far as run support, he's a stud. One of the best run support safeties I've ever seen. I kinda look at him as a Ryan Clark with an extra 20 pounds and two steps faster. Thomas doesn't deliver the hits on the receiver that Mays does, but he gets there quicker because he reads the play faster and judges the ball in the air better. He plays the ball more than the man, and has the hands to intercept it. But he doesn't support the run with the authority Mays does, and he needs to work on his form. IMO, neither one would start until well into their rookie year, if they even started as a rookie at all. Of the two, Thomas has a better chance of starting soon.
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either safety, thomas, mays, or if eric berry falls that far....which is extremely unlikely, would be a good fit at FS for us all. thomas and berry offer immediate improvement at that postion. mays just needs to be coached up a little bit. and who is better to coach him up then our H.O.F defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau??
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