Breaking Down Former USC S Taylor Mays and a Look to His Career As A Niner

Bookie LaskettContributor IApril 24, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 2: Defensive back Taylor Mays of USC runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 2, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
Scott Boehm/Getty Images

   Former USC Safety Taylor Mays 6'3 1/4, 230 lbs. Yes, he's a freak big body and structured perfectly. Hard-hitting body-bruising safety. He ran an impressive 4.24 at the NFL combine which was a fluke but you get the idea that he's fast enough to cover ground.


Well, even with him being that fast he cannot cover very well, I don't know why but it never shows on film. He has like 3 interceptions in 2 years. He I personally believe next to Tim Tebow he is the most criticized player in the 2010 NFL Draft. He has everything to prove. I'm personally pulling for him. 

Taylor Mays had been project by Todd McShay and Mel Kiper as a first round draft pick. And would have been if his former USC coach Pete Carroll , and present coach of the Seattle Seahawks had drafted him. Instead, he chose former Texas safety Earl Thomas over the time he and Taylor had spent together. In which, none of that matters when you are in a business. 

It was just that coach Pete Carroll didn't believe in Taylor Mays enough to "Take The Risk". He had the opportunity to draft a play maker and didn't hesitate to do it. If Taylor Mays wouldn't have came back to school after his Junior year this story would not be relevant. With that being said Taylor Mays was selected in the second round to the San Francisco 49er's to a team that has the Seattle Seahawks as their season opener and Former Linebacker Mike Singletary as a head coach. Just by judging the situation that he is in he's going to turn into one of the best safety's ever. With his relationship with Ronnie Lott and by him (Lott) having played for San Fran he'll have the best tactics on being an all around safety. He'll be wrapping up, intercepting and breaking up passes. 

I believe in Taylor Mays, and feels that he could do it. I <3 Taylor Mays!

P.S. When he becomes that safety he probably can finally get his date with Lauren Conrad!