Taylor Mays 40 Time

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  1. Wellar21

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    Taylor Mays 40 Time

    So if some of you haven't heard USCs SS Taylor Mays ran a 4.24 40 at the NFL Combine. At 6'3 230lbs Mays is a freak. What are your thoughts on him?
     
  2. Colemanchu

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    I heard the experts say his ball skills aren't very good for a safety. If I was a GM I would look at the possibility of putting him at OLB in a 3-4.
     
  3. Dj391

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    he ran a 4.43 officially it was adjusted lol nfl network went off unofficial times
     
  4. Wellar21

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    Cant trust anything you read off the internet lol
     
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    i mean he could have ran it, whose to say he cant on a good day, either way this dudes a beast hes got it all size balls skills and speed, hes an amazing athlete
     
  7. Drifterbub

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    He couldn't have ran it because he's not that fast. 4.43 is a good time for him, I thought he would time in at closer to 4.5
     
  8. Iron Mickey

    Iron Mickey I'd take her out for some casadias

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    Can be a great player with good coaching. I wouldnt be suprised if the Cowboys take him if he's still around at 27.
     
  9. Masler

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    Wasn't it Gilyard who ran a 4.3 or something like that
     
  10. JFunk34

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    Jacoby Ford had the fastest time at the combine with a 4.28. As far as Mays is concerned, 4.43 is a great time for him. He is a physical freak. At his size 4.43 is ridiculous.
     
  11. tuco418

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    I think he's overrated. The SC defense did exactly put the clamps on people this year and he was their leader. Too often Mays was worried about head-hunting.
     
  12. Dj391

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    Id hate to be chased by that man thats for sure
     
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    In my opinion Mays would be better suited switching to OLB a move that made Brian Urlacher a lot of money
     
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    1 year out of 4, he had AA years basically all his career, he was injured too this year so saying hes overrated is a bit much lol
     
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    urlacher didnt have 4.43 speed, mays should stay at safety he has the ability and if the ravens get him, GOD HELP US
     
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    Anyone else have a comparable 40 time to some of these athletes?

    I was running sub 4.7's when I was 15 years old... from a standing position... barefoot...

    lol @ steroids
     
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    i ran a 4.5-4.6 my junior year in gym lmao
     
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    When I visualize at night, I'm easily a 4.2 guy. and I catch everything,............One handed.
     
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    He'll need all 4.3 speed to chase down WR's and TE's cause his cover skills are awful.
     
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    He won't be around at 27 but if he is I'd love to see him be a Cowboy.
     
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    I run a 4 flat when I am running away from La Migra!
     
  22. Hova

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    Al Davis is the only GM that cares about a fast 40 time, the majority of the time they are no good. How fast you can run in a straight line with no pads or defenders really has no translation at all to the NFL game. It is more about how smart you are, especially at the safety position.
     
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    agreed it is one of the least important tests at the combine but the media blows it up.
     
  24. Iron Mickey

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    yeah I agree...just because you have a great 40-yard dash doesnt always translate.

    But its still impressive and I remember when people downplayed Chris Johnson's 40.
     
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    Correction: Al Davis is the only one who DRAFTS based on a prospects 40 time.

    It does matter, it's a measurable quantity. However, you have to really consider a few other things before you can get a quantitative idea of how 'football fast' a guy is. This is the reason they do the 3-cone and shuttles tests. Also why they have several different drills they make prospects run through with coaches. Then there is the 3-4 years of film of the guy playing in college to get a sense of what he is capable of on the field. You have to look at the entire picture.

    It matters, but it's a piece to a much larger puzzle. The size of that piece and the constituents of that puzzle are largely determined by the GM and his staff. Not every team will grade a player the same.
     

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