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Taylor Mays Just Ran A 4.24 40

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#21 carpanfan96


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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:11 PM

NFL.com has his forty listed at 4.43

A physical specimen with a freakish combination of size, speed and athleticism. Tracks the ball-carrier well, fills fast and delivers good shots. Effective center fielder who uses his elite closing speed and agility to make plays all over the field. Special athlete who can play multiple positions and in different schemes at the next level.

Does not always take proper angles, which mitigates his great speed. Over-aggressive at times, as he prefers to land a big hit over playing the ball in pass coverage. Technique is sloppy, which may give him trouble in coverage against better athletes at the next level. There are concerns about his passion for the game and his overall maturity.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 05:16 PM

He is a raider ... no doubt

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 08:05 PM

NFL.com has his forty listed at 4.43

NFL.com is wrong...proof he was faster than trindon holliday/barely slower than jacoby ford

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:55 PM

No offense but editing a video is not that hard to do. It wouldn't surprise me if some fanboy faked that video.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:55 AM

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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Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:30 AM

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.