• • • Declared Underclassmen • • • 2015 Senior Bowl Preview • • • • • • NFL Games: • • • Seattle 20 Atlanta 36 (FINAL) • • • Houston 16 New England 34 (FINAL) • • • Green Bay 34 Dallas 31 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Pittsburgh 18 Kansas City 16 (FINAL) • • • • • • • • • NCAA Games: • • • New Mexico 23 UT San Antonio 20 (FINAL) • • • Houston 10 San Diego State 34 (FINAL) • • • Appalachian State 31 Toledo 28 (FINAL) • • • Arkansas State 31 UCF 13 (FINAL) • • • Southern Mississippi 28 Louisiana Lafayette 21 (FINAL) • • • Central Michigan 10 Tulsa 55 (FINAL) • • • Memphis 31 Western Kentucky 51 (FINAL) • • • BYU 24 Wyoming 21 (FINAL) • • • Idaho 61 Colorado State 50 (FINAL) • • • Eastern Michigan 20 Old Dominion 24 (FINAL) • • • Louisiana Tech 48 Navy 45 (FINAL) • • • Ohio 23 Troy 28 (FINAL) • • • Hawai'i 52 Middle Tennessee 35 (FINAL) • • • Miami (OH) 16 Mississippi State 17 (FINAL) • • • Maryland 30 Boston College 36 (FINAL) • • • NC State 41 Vanderbilt 17 (FINAL) • • • Army 38 North Texas 31 (FINAL - OT) • • • Temple 26 Wake Forest 34 (FINAL) • • • Minnesota 17 Washington State 12 (FINAL) • • • Boise State 12 Baylor 31 (FINAL) • • • Pittsburgh 24 Northwestern 31 (FINAL) • • • West Virginia 14 Miami 31 (FINAL) • • • Indiana 24 Utah 26 (FINAL) • • • Texas A&M 28 Kansas State 33 (FINAL) • • • South Florida 46 South Carolina 39 (FINAL - OT) • • • Arkansas 24 Virginia Tech 35 (FINAL) • • • Oklahoma State 38 Colorado 8 (FINAL) • • • Georgia 31 TCU 23 (FINAL) • • • Stanford 25 North Carolina 23 (FINAL) • • • Nebraska 24 Tennessee 38 (FINAL) • • • South Alabama 21 Air Force 45 (FINAL) • • • Michigan 32 Florida State 33 (FINAL) • • • LSU 29 Louisville 9 (FINAL) • • • Georgia Tech 33 Kentucky 18 (FINAL) • • • Washington 7 Alabama 24 (FINAL) • • • Ohio State 0 Clemson 31 (FINAL) • • • Western Michigan 16 Wisconsin 24 (FINAL) • • • Florida 30 Iowa 3 (FINAL) • • • USC 52 Penn State 49 (FINAL) • • • Auburn 19 Oklahoma 35 (FINAL) • • • Clemson 35 Alabama 31 (FINAL) • • • • • •

Taylor Mays
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Safety

USC


College Position: Safety
School: USC
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-3
Weight: 230
Birthdate: 02-07-1988
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: 40
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Safety (4)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2010 Draft by the San Francisco 49ers in Round 2 with the #17 pick.

Strengths

  • Elite athlete - rare a combination of size, speed and strength
  • A linebacker's body with cornerback speed
  • Good range - can make plays sideline to sideline
  • Big time hitter in the secondary - old school strong safety
  • A tackling machine who excels in run support
  • Plays well with the ball in front of him
  • 4 year starter
      

Weaknesses

  • Overaggressive - tends to look for the big hit instead of the smart play
  • Needs to wrap up more consistently
  • Vulnerable to the play action pass
  • Strictly an in the box strong safety type
  • A liability in coverage - lacks man coverage skills and instincts
  • Does not play the ball well
  • Lack of big plays - just 5 interceptions and 0 sacks in his career
  • May need to move to OLB a la Thomas Davis
  • Great athlete but not a fit for all schemes as a safety

News

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Season Edition - Aug 7 (Dan Wernery)
NFL Power Rankings: A New Season Is Upon Us - Jun 10 (Doug Lancy)
2010 NFL Draft Grades: NFC West - May 10 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for NFC Teams (Day Two) - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Round 2 Mock Draft - Apr 23 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: 20 Bold Predictions For Day Two - Apr 23 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Five Players Who Will Be Drafted Later than Expected - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Raul Colon's Mock Draft - Final Edition - Apr 21 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: All Overrated and All-Underrated Team - Defense - Apr 18 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Dan Wernery Plays GM for NFC Teams - Apr 15 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Draft: Late Round Sleepers - Safety - Apr 3 (Raul Colon)
2010 Intersite NFL Mock Draft - Mar 16 (Chris Maier)
Bengals Sign WR Antonio Bryant: The Draft Effect - Mar 12 (Chris Maier)
Raul Colon's 2010 NFL Mock Draft - Post Combine - Mar 7 (Raul Colon)
2010 NFL Scouting Combine Buzz: CB and S - Mar 2 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Pre-Combine Sleepers - Defense - Feb 15 (Chris Maier)
2010 Senior Bowl Winners and Losers - Feb 6 (Chris Maier)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: The Year of the Quarterback? - Nov 18 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: CJ Spiller Stepping to the Front of the RB Class - Nov 10 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Syracuse WR Mike Williams Calls It Quits - Nov 3 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Mount Cody Asserts Himself in Talented 2010 DT Class - Oct 27 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Mid Season Mock Draft - Oct 24 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Mock Draft - An Early Look - Sep 30 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Week Two of the 2009 College Football Season - Sep 14 (Dan Wernery)
Conference Previews:PAC-10 - Aug 9 (Josh Moellman)
Heisman Watch:Wide Receivers - Jul 9 (Josh Moellman)
2010 NFL Mock Draft - A First Look - May 19 (Chris Maier)
Pre-Bowl Game 2009 NFL Mock Draft (2 Rounds) - Dec 12 (Chris Maier)
2009 NFL Mock Draft: Mid-Season Edition - Oct 23 (Chris Maier)
2009 NFL Mock Draft (Early Season version) - Sep 22 (Dan Wernery)
2009 Draft: Top 10 S Prospects - Aug 11 (Dan Wernery)
Dan Wernery's First 2009 Mock Draft - May 21 (Dan Wernery)

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