The San Francisco 49ers drafted Taylor Mays with the 49th overall pick three April’s ago. They dumped him for a 2013 seventh-round pick last August. Mays is now in position to start for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Though Taylor Mays ran a forty time in the 4.3′s coming out of USC in 2010, many NFL prognosticators were down on him due to stiff hips and a lack of play-making ability. Mays runs really fast in a straight line and can lay wood when he’s locked onto a target, but he didn’t cause turnovers in college and struggles mightily in space.
According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, Mays “is the guy that seems to be playing the most” with free safety Reggie Nelson on the first-team defense at Bengals OTAs.