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Would Taylor Mays really be so bad?

Let's watch how Mays does in the positional drills; those will be much more important than his speed. If he can show that he has some flexibility he will be a top 10.
Like ive been posting in the Spiller threads, The 9ers will draft Mays instead of Spiller.
I'm of the opinion that if you put him into a different system and coach him up, get him to really be a student of the game, he could be a game-changing safety along the lines of Adrian Wilson.

I'm not saying we should draft him, but I get the feeling that the people who are crapping on him now will be singing a different tune in a few years.
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Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
LOL at all of the people who will now jump on the Taylor Mays bandwagon becuase of the combine. Did you not already know that he was big, fast, and strong? If you know that then you should also know that he doesnt wrap up when he tackles, is not great in coverage, and is a better workout warrior than football player.

PASS

Seriously this. All of a sudden he is an instant top 15 pick because he confirmed what we all suspected
Originally posted by valrod33:
Like ive been posting in the Spiller threads, The 9ers will draft Mays instead of Spiller.

You deserve all the credit
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by pd24:
With that size and speed he will be good. Him and Deshawn Goldson back there would be pretty scary.

I suggest you go back and watch some tape of him.

Well, your suggestion just covered about every team in the first. His time and other skill drills will make the coaches, not scouts, re-evaluate his film. If they see that he has the skills, he can be drafted top 10 especially with the Raiders sitting at #8.

He was the hype in last year's draft before returning to school with most scouts labeling him top 10. Then his drop off in his performance as a senior gave him a whole bunch of question marks.

There was never any doubt about his skills and physical traits.

But you knew this board would go off if he did what he did. No surprise there, but a whole lot of funny drama!

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Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
I'm of the opinion that if you put him into a different system and coach him up, get him to really be a student of the game, he could be a game-changing safety along the lines of Adrian Wilson.

I'm not saying we should draft him, but I get the feeling that the people who are crapping on him now will be singing a different tune in a few years.

If you are right, please BBQ my crow and cover it in hot sauce.
We will sign TO and draft Mays and they will fight at minicamp over who has the better body
Originally posted by Youngone:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Like ive been posting in the Spiller threads, The 9ers will draft Mays instead of Spiller.

You deserve all the credit

Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
I'm of the opinion that if you put him into a different system and coach him up, get him to really be a student of the game, he could be a game-changing safety along the lines of Adrian Wilson.

I'm not saying we should draft him, but I get the feeling that the people who are crapping on him now will be singing a different tune in a few years.

You know schemes pretty well, don't ya? In our D, wouldn't he be playing more to the LOS than in center field. With Goldson playing CF and Mays on the LOS, that could be a vicious tandum.

Still, it will be interesting to see where he lands on analysts boards especially NFLDraftScout.com who I respect a lot. They still have him at #13.

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Originally posted by valrod33:
We will sign TO and draft Mays and they will fight VD at minicamp over who has the better body

Fixed.
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
I'm of the opinion that if you put him into a different system and coach him up, get him to really be a student of the game, he could be a game-changing safety along the lines of Adrian Wilson.

I'm not saying we should draft him, but I get the feeling that the people who are crapping on him now will be singing a different tune in a few years.

If you are right, please BBQ my crow and cover it in hot sauce.

Naw, it's not about proving anybody right or wrong...this is such an inexact science. But there are a lot of things that you have to take into consideration. The system he played in and his responsibilities in it, his personal motivation to get better and learn the pro game, the coaching he'll receive in the NFL and the players in front of him.

I'm bullish on him (and have been since last year), but I can see where people would want to pass.
Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by valrod33:
We will sign TO and draft Mays and they will fight VD at minicamp over who has the better body

Fixed.

Originally posted by valrod33:
Originally posted by Youngone:
Originally posted by valrod33:
Like ive been posting in the Spiller threads, The 9ers will draft Mays instead of Spiller.

You deserve all the credit


I can actually see the 49ers trading back and picking him up at the end of the 1st, along with a RT at #17.
Originally posted by ninertico:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
I'm of the opinion that if you put him into a different system and coach him up, get him to really be a student of the game, he could be a game-changing safety along the lines of Adrian Wilson.

I'm not saying we should draft him, but I get the feeling that the people who are crapping on him now will be singing a different tune in a few years.

You know schemes pretty well, don't ya? In our D, wouldn't he be playing more to the LOS than in center field. With Goldson playing CF and Mays on the LOS, that could be a vicious tandum.

Still, it will be interesting to see where he lands on analysts boards especially NFLDraftScout.com who I respect a lot. They still have him at #13.


Yah, he would primarily be playing the Michael Lewis role in the box in our system, but he's athletic enough to be an every-down safety (unlike Lewis) and could be interchangeable with Goldson to a certain extent.

Again, I'm not saying we should draft him, but I wouldn't be disappointed if we did. Also, keep in mind McCloughan's love for bigger/physical players.

[ Edited by GhostofFredDean74 on Mar 2, 2010 at 09:25:33 ]