Posted Sun Jan 4th by Josh Temple
Yes, I know, I know, it’s a little early for this. But after being submerged in the coaching news frenzy I’m ready for a little bit of a reprieve. Now I’m not the biggest college football fan by any means, but after the two long holiday weekends it’s been hard to ignore all the bowl games. Which brings me to the topic at hand, who watched the Rose Bowl? Other than the dismantling of Penn State something made me sit up at attention. Safety Taylor Mays. This USC junior is an absolute freak of nature. He comes in at a large 6′-4″ 240lbs, but here’s the thing, he’s the fastest player on the team. He has 4.28 speed. He matched Reggie Bush in the 40 while they were both on the team. You just don’t see that everyday. USC head coach Pete Carroll put it best “Did you see anyone try to go over the top on us all season?” So the other question is can he play with all that athleticism? Then you didn’t see the Rose Bowl my friends.
Tell me that play doesn’t conjure up memories of certain Broncos ring a famer? He knows it’s time to turn pro being a Junior. He is expected to be a top 15 pick. This is the same school that developed Troy Polamalu and we all know what he did to us in the 2005 AFC Championship. Denver needs a franchise safety. The Mays family is an NFL bloodline, Taylor’s father Stafford played d-line in the pros. Carroll has even told him it’s time to move on. I would love to see this guy in a Broncos uniform next season.