Taylor Mays

Discussion in 'Patriots Draft Talk' started by BritPat, Jan 13, 2009.

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  1. BritPat

    BritPat In the Starting Line-Up

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  2. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I posted this around 4 hours ago on the William Moore thread, but no one seems to have picked up on it. Thanks for starting a separate thread.

    This hurts the Pats a lot. First, it effectively pushes our #23 pick down in the draft by taking away a key player who would go higher (as does Gerald McCoy returning to Oklahoma). Second, it significantly reduces the talent pool at S. William Moore should now be a top 20 lock unless a flames out in the pre-draft phase; Sean Smith from Utah could move up to late 1st round; and Patrick Chung and all the other safety options have moved up considerably in the draft.
     
  3. AzPatsFan

    AzPatsFan Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Doesn't change the fact that they aren't any better picks; just that they may go higher than they merits. Sorry the S aren't there, in this draft, outside of Moore to draft high.
     
  4. MetalBleachers

    MetalBleachers Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Here's me when I heard this: :eek:
     
  5. mmasterkillah

    mmasterkillah On the Game Day Roster

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    ****. That sucks.
     
  6. BritPat

    BritPat In the Starting Line-Up

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    Sorry fella, missed it.
     
  7. mayoclinic

    mayoclinic PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I wasn't being sarcastic, just grateful ... I thought it was worth being discussed.
     
  8. thechris

    thechris Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Maybe we'll get him in 2010.
     
  9. stinkypete

    stinkypete In the Starting Line-Up

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    Moore's draft status isn't likely to change, with or without the presence of Mays ahead of him. A team is not going to reach on a position like safety just because of the lack of high end talent at the position. If Moore is indeed a top 20 talent, he's likely going top 20, with or without Mays. If he's not a top 20 pick, then he likely won't get drafted that high.

    I personally think he is currently a borderline top 20 talent. I don't think a safety with his kind of coverage questions should be taken that high when there will be plenty of quality offensive linemen and defensive ends. The teams with safety as a major need: Denver, Houston, New Orleans, would either be reaching to pick him or they would have to trade down.

    Of course it is mid-January, and this is all meritless speculation.
     
  10. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    This doesn't concern me much.

    Although he's huge and fast, there were concerns about him in the defensive backfield. Could he be a Tebucky Jones, Roy Williams-type?

    He's a little stiff in th hips. But he'd be a very interesting player at the strong safety position.
     
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