Originally written June 14, 2012 on 60 Max Power O:
If one were to ever get a candid answer out of defensive coordinator, Mike Zimmer about Taylor Mays, you'd probably find out the the ol' ball coach loves the young safety. If you remember, stories circulated about Zimmer standing on the table for the team trade up in the second round to grab Mays in the 2010 draft. When they missed out on him, Zimmer made sure that Bengals management lunged at what seemed like a more than fair trade for the former USC Trojan last offseason. By now, we all know the book on Mays: extremely athletic and naturally gifted, but still has yet to grasp the mental aspect of the game. Mays is currently slotted as the team's starting strong safety, but Zimmer recently told the media that no one really has a clear cut edge on the competition. It's this competition that has Mays particularly fired up about things, especially with the work he's able to get in this offseason. Paul Dehner, Jr., of CBSSports relays that Mays is enjoying this ...
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