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Taylor Mays Just Ran A 4.24 40

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That edited video highlights how overrated the 40 yard dash is - there's nothing in it between those 4. On the field that slight difference isn't going to matter.

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Mays has amazing size and top end speed for not only a safety, but a cornerback as well. His 40 time, perhaps other than Jacoby Ford, is the most impressive of the combine.

That being said, it's pretty well known that he has some of the worst hips of any DB in the draft, and he practically cannot run backwards. Kid would be a great LB, but he's not nimble enough from a lower body standpoint to make adjustments to NFL receivers. A knock on him in college was his lack of big play and deep coverage ability.

Go watch the video of him running Javid Best to the sideline in the Cal game and you'll see why he will be a better LB than a FS.

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