Originally Posted by dougdirt
Actually, scouting reports have been saying for over a year now that he simply doesn't have the raw ability that he was thought to have. He has good speed in one direction, but he only runs well one way.
Exactly and how people don't get that being well below average in lateral quickness results in the inability to cover in the open field especially in the NFL where a foot is alot of space to give up is beyond me. Taylor Mays might eventually become a nice 2 down LB for someone but I hardly doubt he ever is a legit decent safety and by decent I mean Chris Crocker not Troy Polamalu.
Nelson OTOH is an excellent talent and has gotten to be a pretty solid pick up for us, just a shade undisciplined at times. If he cleans that up he'll be a difference maker in the secondary for us. Crocker is replaceable but has done an admirable job because he is crafty and not especially quick or fast.
Hopefully CB and Safety are 2 positions given alot of consideration with one of those 2 1st rounders next draft.