Originally posted by TX9R:
No he wouldn't be terrible to have on the team. He's just not a 1st round prospect. For a safety to grade that high, he needs to be exceptional in every way, a difference maker, forcing turnovers is huge. You can get S like him in later rounds.
I agree, yet I expect him to be a top 20 pick at least after the combine. The meteoric rise will be similar to V. Davis when he came out. A late first rounder top of second rounder who simply wowed the Combine to the point he was picked sixth by us.
Sure it took four years for him to get to where he is, but we didn't have an OC who used him properly until Raye. Therefore, I can see Mays doing the same.
He did have a very good Soph and Junior season, no? Or did he regress like this year? I remember him being a top pick as a Junior and would have been a top 15 pick. Now, he has a down year, but the skills and physicality are still there.
You guys really don't think he's worth a first, huh? I still see the SS/LB in him, but as a first rounder...his measurables are what are going to propel him into the mid first, IMO.
TX, I agree wholeheartedly about this S class...very deep indeed!
[ Edited by ninertico on Jan 26, 2010 at 8:07 AM ]