• • • Declared Underclassmen • • • 2015 Senior Bowl Preview • • • • • • NFL Games: • • • Atlanta 6 Miami 17 (END OF 4TH) • • • Dallas 17 Seattle 27 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • New England 19 Carolina 17 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Buffalo 16 Washington 21 (FINAL) • • • Cleveland 13 Tampa Bay 30 (END OF 4TH) • • • Pittsburgh 27 New Orleans 14 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Green Bay 21 San Francisco 10 (FINAL) • • • Kansas City 23 Chicago 7 (END OF 4TH) • • • Detroit 9 Baltimore 30 (FINAL) • • • Philadelphia 33 Indianapolis 23 (FINAL) • • • NY Giants 21 NY Jets 20 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Tennessee 27 Oakland 14 (FINAL) • • • Los Angeles 9 Denver 17 (FINAL) • • • San Diego at Minnesota (1:00 PM ET) • • • Arizona at Houston (4:25 PM ET) • • • Cincinnati at Jacksonville (8:00 PM ET) • • • • • • • • • NCAA Games: • • • Hawaii 31 California 51 (FINAL) • • • Charlotte at Louisville (THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • Presbyterian College at Central Michigan (THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • Tulane at Wake Forest (THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • Tennessee-Martin at Cincinnati (THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • Maine at Connecticut (THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • Appalachian State at Tennessee (THU, SEP 1 7:30 PM ET) • • • William & Mary at NC State (THU, SEP 1 7:30 PM ET) • • • Indiana at Florida Intl (THU, SEP 1 7:30 PM ET) • • • South Carolina at Vanderbilt (THU, SEP 1 8:00 PM ET) • • • Southern Utah at Utah (THU, SEP 1 8:00 PM ET) • • • Weber State at Utah State (THU, SEP 1 8:00 PM ET) • • • Rice at Western Kentucky (THU, SEP 1 8:00 PM ET) • • • Oregon State at Minnesota (THU, SEP 1 9:00 PM ET) • • • South Dakota at New Mexico (THU, SEP 1 9:00 PM ET) • • • Montana State at Idaho (THU, SEP 1 9:00 PM ET) • • • Jackson State at UNLV (THU, SEP 1 10:00 PM ET) • • • Mississippi Valley State at Eastern Michigan (FRI, SEP 2 6:00 PM ET) • • • Furman at Michigan State (FRI, SEP 2 7:00 PM ET) • • • Ball State at Georgia State (FRI, SEP 2 7:00 PM ET) • • • Albany at Buffalo (FRI, SEP 2 7:00 PM ET) • • • Colgate at Syracuse (FRI, SEP 2 7:00 PM ET) • • • Army at Temple (FRI, SEP 2 7:00 PM ET) • • • Northwestern State at Baylor (FRI, SEP 2 7:30 PM ET) • • • Colorado State at Colorado (FRI, SEP 2 8:00 PM ET) • • • Kansas State at Stanford (FRI, SEP 2 9:00 PM ET) • • • Toledo at Arkansas State (FRI, SEP 2 9:00 PM ET) • • • Cal Poly at Nevada (FRI, SEP 2 9:30 PM ET) • • • Georgia Tech at Boston College (SAT, SEP 3 7:30 AM ET) • • • Oklahoma at Houston (SAT, SEP 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Bowling Green at Ohio State (SAT, SEP 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Hawaii at Michigan (SAT, SEP 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Fordham at Navy (SAT, SEP 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Eastern Kentucky at Purdue (SAT, SEP 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Western Michigan at Northwestern (SAT, SEP 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Boise State at Louisiana Lafayette (SAT, SEP 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • South Alabama at Mississippi State (SAT, SEP 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Missouri at West Virginia (SAT, SEP 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Howard at Maryland (SAT, SEP 3 12:00 PM ET) • • • Liberty at Virginia Tech (SAT, SEP 3 12:30 PM ET) • • • Villanova at Pittsburgh (SAT, SEP 3 1:30 PM ET) • • • Rutgers at Washington (SAT, SEP 3 2:00 PM ET) • • • Abilene Christian at Air Force (SAT, SEP 3 2:00 PM ET) • • • LSU at Wisconsin (SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET) • • • UCLA at Texas A&M (SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET) • • • Miami (OH) at Iowa (SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET) • • • Southeastern Louisiana at Oklahoma State (SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET) • • • Richmond at Virginia (SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET) • • • Kent State at Penn State (SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET) • • • Texas State at Ohio (SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET) • • • Murray State at Illinois (SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET) • • • Louisiana Tech at Arkansas (SAT, SEP 3 4:00 PM ET) • • • UC Davis at Oregon (SAT, SEP 3 5:00 PM ET) • • • Georgia at North Carolina (SAT, SEP 3 5:30 PM ET) • • • Southern Illinois at Florida Atlantic (SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET) • • • Hampton at Old Dominion (SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET) • • • North Carolina Central at Duke (SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET) • • • Western Carolina at East Carolina (SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET) • • • Florida A&M at Miami (SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET) • • • Savannah State at Georgia Southern (SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET) • • • Austin Peay at Troy (SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET) • • • VMI at Akron (SAT, SEP 3 6:30 PM ET) • • • Alabama A&M at Middle Tennessee (SAT, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • SMU at North Texas (SAT, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • San Jos? State at Tulsa (SAT, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • Towson at South Florida (SAT, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • South Carolina State at UCF (SAT, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • Rhode Island at Kansas (SAT, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • Southeast Missouri State at Memphis (SAT, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • Alabama State at Texas San Antonio (SAT, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • Southern at Louisiana Monroe (SAT, SEP 3 7:00 PM ET) • • • Massachusetts at Florida (SAT, SEP 3 7:30 PM ET) • • • Southern Mississippi at Kentucky (SAT, SEP 3 7:30 PM ET) • • • USC at Alabama (SAT, SEP 3 8:00 PM ET) • • • South Dakota State at TCU (SAT, SEP 3 8:00 PM ET) • • • Northern Iowa at Iowa State (SAT, SEP 3 8:00 PM ET) • • • Fresno State at Nebraska (SAT, SEP 3 8:00 PM ET) • • • Eastern Washington at Washington State (SAT, SEP 3 8:00 PM ET) • • • New Mexico State at UTEP (SAT, SEP 3 8:00 PM ET) • • • Stephen F Austin at Texas Tech (SAT, SEP 3 8:00 PM ET) • • • New Hampshire at San Diego State (SAT, SEP 3 8:30 PM ET) • • • Clemson at Auburn (SAT, SEP 3 9:00 PM ET) • • • Arizona at BYU (SAT, SEP 3 10:30 PM ET) • • • Northern Illinois at Wyoming (SAT, SEP 3 10:30 PM ET) • • • Northern Arizona at Arizona State (SAT, SEP 3 10:45 PM ET) • • • Notre Dame at Texas (SUN, SEP 4 7:30 PM ET) • • • Ole Miss at Florida State (MON, SEP 5 8:00 PM ET) • • • • • •

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: Unranked
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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