Oakland Raiders Trying to Work With Taylor Mays

2 of 4

Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya (25) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Taylor Mays (26) during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Big Hitter

Cam Chancellor and Sean Taylor (RIP) are known to be the biggest hitters in the secondary since the turn of the century. But I’m telling you right now, Taylor puts that 235 pounds 41-inch vertical leap and 4.43 40 use. He uses it to run into and hit people and he does so harder than Chancellor does and Taylor did.

In college, he knocked out a receiver catching the ball over the middle and his teammate with the same hit. As a Bengal in 2011, he decleated then Baltimore Ravens kickoff returner Tom Zbikowski. In, 2012, he came up in run support so hard, he took on then Atlanta Falcons fullback Mike Cox and sent up spinning to the turf.

In 2013, then Cleveland Browns running back Chris Ogbonnaya got tossed up by Mays. Whether it be special teams or defense he’s gettin’ it in but something’s not right if he can’t start with that kind of physicality. Talk about old-school Raider football, if he can get on the field, the Raiders would have a new assassin.

I’m going to take a page out of Sanders’ book and say when a player can hit that hard, I can work with him!

Next: Support System