Oakland Raiders Trying to Work With Taylor Mays

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Oct 19, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) reacts after the Raiders made a tackle against the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

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With all that athleticism and physicality, I don’t know why he’s not a star or can’t get on the field. But being with the Raiders probably gives him the best chance he’s going to have to be successful. Defensive coordinator Ken Norton, who probably has something to do with signing him, coached him while at USC.

So he knows the kid and probably knows more than anyone in the NFL how to get the most out of him. Then hell have two of the best defensive back coaches in Marcus Robertson and Rod Woodson. Then you have the great Charles Woodson, who plays the position and can take him under his wing and get him ready.

Woodson could at least help teach him how to use that size, strength and speed to cover the tight end. Mays is only 27 so if Woodson helps him develop, Mays could slied right in for him when he retires. Then to top it all off, head coach Jack Del Rio is a USC alum so Mays will at least get a fair shot.

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