Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by RollinWith21n52:Originally posted by DarthNiner:Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Horrible. I will be pissed if we draft Taylor Mays in the first round.
I can has Roy Williams II.
Can anyone explain what they don't lime about Mays? He plays a position of major need, is a good kid, an intimidating hitter, and a perfect deep safety. Put Mays into the Atl game and no way Roddy White gets the 90 yard TD, he gets the first down and pays heavily for it
You evidently dont watch many USC games. Yes he tries to be an intimidating hitter. I think you vastly overrate him though. He always tries for the big hit rather than just get the tackle. He also is NOT a playmaker at all and I really think he is having an off year compared to last year.
He would absolutley not be a perfect deep safety and I doubt that is where he will play. I think he will play SS and be close to the line of scrimmage.
Finally, while safety is a position of need it is hardly our main position of need. Offensive tackle, OLB, CB, RB.. all bigger needs in my opinion. Mays would simply not be a good pick in rd 1 for this team.
He is not necessarily a playmaker in the sense of interception machine, but he is a good deep safety. What I mean by that is that he's not the guy whose going to basically be a cornerback --Ed Reed, Eric Berry, etc -- but he's a good last line of defense. Notice that when talking about what he would do in the Roddy White TD I didn't suggest that he would have picked off the ball or knocked it down, simply that he would have chased him down and hit him hard. That's not my favorite type of safety, but he is very good at this. Singletary also likes the physical brand of football, and a safety that can really hit can do wonders for you...think Dawkins, Lott, etc. Finally, I never said safety was the biggest need, I said it was a major need. RT is a major need, Pass Rushing OLB is a major need (a true difference maker), Safety is a major need, OG is a major need. I think we're OK at CB, but could use an upgrade, and we can use some depth at WR for next year. Either way, Lewis is possibly going to retire, Roman is not good enough to be a starter by any stretch of the imagination, and Reggie Smith has been slow to make any type of impression. Not to mention, our starting FS, while decent, isn't great and has battled a history of injuries in the past. Thus I stick to what I said...safety is a position of major need.