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USC's Taylor Mays


Mays could be answer to Eagles' safety woes

MOBILE, Ala. - Taylor Mays likes Brian Dawkins.

But whenever the Southern Cal safety is asked to compare himself with an NFL player, he always chooses one that is no longer playing. Southern Cal's Taylor Mays has both size and quickness at safety. It's likely he will go high in the draft. Yes, he sees similarities between himself and the legendary Ronnie Lott, also a product of the Trojans. But the safety that he feels he most emulates is Sean Taylor.

Taylor, of course, should still be delivering bone-crushing hits. Just over two years ago his life was cut tragically short when he was shot and killed by intruders inside his Miami-area home. "I've looked up to him ever since he played [college football] at Miami," Mays said earlier this week at the Senior Bowl. "He's a big safety who could run and hit. I'd like to be compared to him one day."

Eagles fans would take another Dawkins, or at least anyone better than what the team replaced the longtime fan favorite with last season. Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott tried three different solutions – Quintin Demps, Sean Jones and rookie Macho Harris – and each one didn't work. He sometimes tried a combination of two, and that didn't work either.

SOURCE LINK - http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/20100129_Mays_could_be_answer_to_Eagles__safety_woes.html

See him in Action - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWroHILuG-I


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