Originally Posted by Ohayou
Yell bust all you want about Mays, but the guy has freakish size and speed for his position. I'm excited about his future, whether it be at safety, linebacker, whatever.
I'm aware of that. He's still learning Zimmer's defense.
Awesome job by Benson today, BTW. Hopefully he plays at that level the rest of the way.
You don't make it to the NFL without being a freak. I remember when they drafted Andre Caldwell some said you just can't pass up that size speed ratio in the 3rd round. A guy like Jermaine Gresham is a feak with his size and speed. Those guys so far have been nice players, hardly world beaters. Taylor Mays has great athletic ability but stuff like the ability to cut and come in and out of breaks means more than freakish speed.
Even if Mays is nothing but a quality special teams player it was well worth a late draft pick. You build quality teams by having quality guys all over the roster. I am hopeful that Mays can turn into a good NFL S, but I think the jury is still out on that one. If anything you won't see much out of him until 2012, as a starter that is.