Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Marcus Maye

Marcus Maye, Florida
6-0, 210
Maye was a four year player for the Gators, and was named as a first team All-American as a junior. He was a four star prospect out of high school in Melbourne.
As a freshman, he finished with 16 tackles, one TFL, and one INT.
As a sophomore, he finished with 62 tackles, three TFLs, five PBUs, two QB hurries, two forced fumbles, and an INT.
As a junior, he finished with 82 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, six PBUs, three QB hurries, five forced fumbles, and two INTs.
As a senior, he finished with 50 tackles, 1.5 TFLs, one sack, six PBUs, and an INT.
The Good
Compact and athletic.
Fires up field to support in run defense.
Difficult to block.
Uses and extra burst when closing in on the ball.
Solid tackle radius.
Hard hitter who brings the hammer.
Creates turnovers with violent hits.
The Bad
Highly pedestrian ball hawk numbers.
Average cover man who is better suited in strict zones.
Guesses more than knows.
Gives up the big play, while making others. All or nothing.
Penalty prone, because he gets his arms out in front of him and into the face of opposing receivers.
Gambles on opportunities with the ball in the air, and can have it goo wrong.
Broke his arm last November. Will need to get it checked.
Final Overview
Maye is a solid force in run stopping, but is not a great pass defender. He will need to be a safety in the box, and will maybe be a two down safety, and could be removed from the field on long passing downs. That's not a great combo. He picked off just four passes in three years, and broke up just 17 passes during his career. If you are looking for a run stuffing safety, he's your guy, but I look for more in a safety for the NFL.

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