Tomlin not high on Taylor Mays

USC safety Taylor Mays is a rare blend of size and speed.

The 6’3”, 230-pounder was the talk of February’s combine after posting an unofficial 40-yard-dash time of 4.24 seconds. While there was some debate regarding the accuracy of the time, the former Trojan was still the fastest safety to run in Indianapolis.

But while the list of suitors for Mays’ services continues to grow in anticipation of this month’s NFL draft, you can go ahead and cross the Pittsburgh Steelers off that list.

Per a report from Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin does not like Mays, at least as far as using a high draft pick on the safety is concerned.

“Forget the safety from Southern California, Taylor Mays. Mike Tomlin does not like him, not high in the draft anyway,” wrote Bouchette. “He put up good numbers at the combine, but not good performances during last season. Remember what Deion Sanders said about Mays? He's right on as far as the Steelers are concerned.”

Bouchette goes on to say that Tomlin does like Virginia Tech safety Kam Chancellor, the 6’3”, 231-pound senior who recorded 65 tackles and two interceptions for the Hokies in 2009.

Just one more piece of information for everyone to consider before putting together their next mock draft.

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