Why Is Taylor Mays Being Compared To Ronnie Lott?

May 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For a while now, I’ve been hearing numerous fans around the league compare 49ers’ rookie safety Taylor Mays to Hall-Of-Fame safety Ronnie Lott.
In my mind, this is completely and utterly unjust.
For those of you who may not be familiar with him, Lott is arguably among the top defensive backs of all time. His physical style of play struck fear into a receiver’s mind and as a result he would ultimately shut down the entire middle of the field. He was truly an offensive coordinator’s worst nightmare. Does that remind you of Taylor Mays? I certainly don’t think so.
In fact, I don’t even see much of a resemblance between the two.
First of all, Mays is much bigger and a much better athlete than Lott was.
There’s no doubt that Lott was one of the most feared hitters in the history of the game. However, that was due to his incredible tackle technique and timing.
Mays, on the other hand, is very sloppy ...

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