Oakland Raiders Trying to Work With Taylor Mays

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Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Taylor Mays (26) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Safety Taylor Mays is a freak athlete that created quite a buzz at the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine. He was 6’3″, 230 pound, had a 41-inch veritcal leap and was previously known to run a 4.3 40. Hall of Fame corner and combine commentator Deion Sanders caught wind of that and was amazed.

Right before Mays ran his 40 at the combine, Sanders said, “If you run a 4.3 that big, I can work with you.” Mays then went on to run an unofficial 4.24 40 that ended up being an official 4.43 40. He was then drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round traded to the Cincinnati Bengals after one year.

After his rookie contract was up, Mays re-signed for another year then went to the Minnesota Vikings this offseason. Mays didn’t make it through the Vikings’ offseason program or the Detroit Lions’ training camp. So the Oakland Raiders picked him up Tuesday and are trying to work with him.

The other teams tried to work with him too so what will be any different?

Turn the page to see what may be different.

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