Just because it's annoying me... Taylor Mays ranked 81st (of 81) safeties in 2011 in pass D stats Success Rate and AdjYPA #FOA2011
That above is from our friend NewsToTom who writes for Football Outsiders. Ever since Adam Schefter tweeted yesterday that the San Francisco 49ers sent out a mass email trying to trade Taylor Mays this site has been lit up with comments saying "WE SHOULD TRADE FOR TAYLOR MAYS."
I understand that Taylor Mays is a big name, and I also understand that he put up some ridiculous numbers at the combine, but that doesn't mean he can play safety in the NFL.
Matt Bowen of NFP asked a long time NFL scout about Mays. Here is what that scout had to say:
"Big, fast and athletic, but average instincts and below average ball skills. Built to play SS, but isn’t a hitter. Better fit at FS where he can run and save TDs."
So he doesn't have the ball skills to play free safey, and he doesn't hit enough to be a strong safety. Remind me again why we would want him on the Titans.