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Niners got only a 2013 seventh-rounder for Taylor Mays

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After sending out an e-mail to all 31 teams offering 2010 second-round pick Taylor Mays, the 49ers finally found a taker in the Bengals.  The compensation was undisclosed when the deal was made.  And so most of us simply forgot about the question of what the Niners got and moved on.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com shared with PFT Live on Wednesday that the Bengals gave up a seventh-round draft choice.

In 2013.

Maiocco explained that Mays was hand picked by former head coach Mike Singletary, and that the new regime simply decided that Mays can’t play.

Given what the Bengals surrendered for Mays, most other teams decided that, too.  The Bears reportedly made an offer that the Niners opted not to accept.  (Maybe the Bears offered an eighth-round choice in 2013.)  Singletary’s new team, the Vikings, could use some safety help, but they didn’t bite, either.

And Pete Carroll, who supposedly led Mays to believe that a first-round pick would be used on the former Trojan last year, wasn’t interested.  Mays will get to personally thank Carroll for that second slap in the face on October 30.

If Mays is still a member of the Bengals by then.

We’ll bet you a ninth-round choice in the 2013 draft that he isn’t.

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59 Responses to “Niners got only a 2013 seventh-rounder for Taylor Mays”
  1. fezzy1 says: Aug 31, 2011 6:54 PM

    Seeing no comments inregards to this story, shows what kind of player Mays truly is…..

  2. hermanspeewee says: Aug 31, 2011 6:57 PM

    To be fair, he probably took a pay cut from going from USC to 2nd round money. Hard to stay motivated.

  3. phillyphever says: Aug 31, 2011 6:57 PM

    And to think some people (well, mostly USC homers) thought Mays would be better than Berry. Wonder what those people think now.

  4. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Aug 31, 2011 7:00 PM

    49ers still won that deal.

  5. FinFan68 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:01 PM

    The Bengals screwed themselves out of that pick. If the 49ers were willing to accept a last round pick two drafts from now, then that dude was gonna get cut anyway.

  6. bengalanthony13 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:12 PM

    “If Mays is still a member of the Bengals by then.
    We’ll bet you a ninth-round choice in the 2013 draft that he isn’t.”

    I’ll take that bet. Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer knows how to get the best out of underachievers and over-the-hill players. Roy Williams, Chris Corcker and Reggie Nelson have all been reborn under Zimmer’s tutelage. With Mays’ freakish athleticism, Zimmer’s got something to work with. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mays contributing heavily by 2012 or sooner. Furthermore, what are the chances that a seventh round choice two years from now will be a more productive player than Mays? Slim to none.

    As for the people that are claiming that the Bengals got a bad deal in this–are you taking crazy pills? If Mays had come out after his Junior year at USC, he’d have been a top 10 pick in 2009. He fell to the second round in 2010. So, you all REALLY think that the Bengals giving up a SEVENTH ROUNDER in 2013 for a guy that was picked in the second round just last year, is a bad deal for the Bengals? Take off your Bengal-bashing glasses and learn football, you dopes.

  7. kevo126 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:14 PM

    wow. if he would have come out of college a year eariler, he might have been a top 10 pick. now no one seems to care about him.

  8. steviemo says: Aug 31, 2011 7:15 PM

    I said it the day he was drafted. Dude couldn’t cover anybody in college. Classic “Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane” guy.

  9. drevilstolemymojito says: Aug 31, 2011 7:17 PM

    I think the Kitty-Kats really have him pegged as a special assistant to the sub-director of the stadium environmental maintenance team.

  10. bluefan204 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:19 PM

    Damn, I remember all the hype surrounding that kid before the draft. To be given up for a 7th round pick and a pack of gum has gotta sting just a little bit.

  11. rayguyreturns says: Aug 31, 2011 7:27 PM

    Somehow the “hype” was that Mays would go to the Raiders in the draft. It never happened.

    Can’t imagine what the comments would have been if he had. Cue the…well, you know.

  12. mempusa says: Aug 31, 2011 7:32 PM

    Unless there’s a severe mental breakdown or physical injury preventing this kid from competing, it just doesn’t make sense. He had a phenomenal college career and possesses all the physical tools to be successful. I still feel he can be successful in the NFL. I believe he just hasn’t had the right teacher.

  13. makimaguro says: Aug 31, 2011 7:38 PM

    I think all of you are wrong. I think the Bungals got a steal (they’ll still have to pay his salary I would guess though).

    No way that was solely Singletary’s pick. Easy to say that now that he’s not there.

  14. handsatlanta says: Aug 31, 2011 7:46 PM

    I think I see Ted Ginn over there in the corner snickering.

  15. ndgarretjax says: Aug 31, 2011 7:48 PM

    he’s good on Madden…….. LOL

  16. whodeytn says: Aug 31, 2011 8:07 PM

    1. You’re an idiot if you don’t think Mays makes the team.

    2. This was a good move by the Bengals. They gave up nothing for a former 2nd round pick. Zimmer will coach him up and actually use him properly. I can’t wait until he lays out Whines “DUI” Ward.

    Also, if the Bengals let him get cut, there’s no way he’d voluntarily come to Cincy. So once again, smart move.

  17. stoptrippn says: Aug 31, 2011 8:12 PM

    bengalanthony Thank you for making a great comment about Mays. This kid has lots of haters either because he come from a very rich family or that he recieve the hype he deserved at USC and most people hate USC. I think you are correct he will add value to the bengals and the community right away.

  18. snoqualmieterry says: Aug 31, 2011 8:16 PM

    As a Seahawks fan, I am glad we drafted Earl Thomas. He is 10 times the football player Mays is.

  19. lexnekst says: Aug 31, 2011 8:19 PM

    Why can’t they be that decisive with no talent Alex Smith?

  20. mrnickles says: Aug 31, 2011 8:21 PM

    bengalanthony13 says: Aug 31, 2011 7:12 PM

    “If Mays is still a member of the Bengals by then.
    We’ll bet you a ninth-round choice in the 2013 draft that he isn’t.”

    I’ll take that bet. Defensive Coordinator Mike Zimmer knows how to get the best out of underachievers and over-the-hill players. Roy Williams, Chris Corcker and Reggie Nelson have all been reborn under Zimmer’s tutelage.

    ______________________________________

    Reborn, hahahahahahahahahaha.

    Bro, I’m not a Bengals fan or a hater (I actually wish them well against the steelers and ravens) but you’re talking nonsense here.

    Reborn? Give me a break, man.

  21. lottsmissingfinger says: Aug 31, 2011 8:24 PM

    At least one talent evaluator (I believe he was CBS Sports’ guy) said Mays was a 5th rounder at best. Absolutely no lateral movement – he’d be All-Pro if the field was 10 yards wide.

    It was widely reported that this pick was Singletary’s but Baalke supposedly had the final say so he is ultimately responsible. Shouldn’t have trusted Singletary after he said he didn’t think Patrick Willis was an NFL LB when he was the LB coach.

  22. huhfasi says: Aug 31, 2011 8:35 PM

    think of it this way: that pick could have been used on the next Tom Brady! Or, the more likely scenario, the next Johnny Goodgrades who never got to show his talent against a solid team as he played for Mid Utah A&M Tech Community College who would end up being the 3rd string water boy. Helluva trade even if he does turn out to be a bust.

  23. scudbot says: Aug 31, 2011 8:41 PM

    Trade him to QVC for a George Foreman grill.

  24. sonoco says: Aug 31, 2011 8:44 PM

    Harbaugh’s staff competed against the guy for three years at Stanford. If they thought he was worth keeping they would have lobbied to Baalke to keep him. They would have let him go for a box of athletic tape.

  25. raiderrob21 says: Aug 31, 2011 8:59 PM

    A no lose situation for the Bungles. A LOSE/LOSE for the Whiners. Take him with a high 2nd rd pick and give him away for nothing! GREAT MOVE!!
    Eddie D is sick to his stomach the way this organization has crapped out since he left.

  26. captainwisdom8888 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:08 PM

    E-A-G-L-E-S

    -everything else is back page news

  27. bangbangbilly says: Aug 31, 2011 9:11 PM

    But he did so great at the combine… im confused ?? goes to show that running jumping and doing drills the best doesn’t always translate to on field performance

  28. FinFan68 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:16 PM

    FinFan68 says:
    Aug 31, 2011 7:01 PM
    The Bengals screwed themselves out of that pick. If the 49ers were willing to accept a last round pick two drafts from now, then that dude was gonna get cut anyway.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    whodeytn says:
    Aug 31, 2011 8:07 PM

    Also, if the Bengals let him get cut, there’s no way he’d voluntarily come to Cincy. So once again, smart move.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Since you put it that way, I see your point and I retract my previous comment about the Bengals screwing themselves with the pick.

  29. december77 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:22 PM

    Where are all the Philly fans who were whining because the Eagles didn’t draft Mays?

  30. jacksaysfu says: Aug 31, 2011 9:26 PM

    Taylor Mays : Ouch , my pride.

  31. dirtdawg55 says: Aug 31, 2011 9:39 PM

    Bengals fans have been hoping someone would lay out Hines Ward for years and no one has stepped up to the plate because no Bengal is tough or talented enough. Mays is no different. Whether Zimmer can coach him up or not is irrelevant. The Bengals will still be lousy and the only thing Bengals fans will have to look forward to are fleeting moments of “greatness” such as a playoff appearance every eleven years or so, the occasional win against a divisional rival and a stellar trade where they got a “player who was possibly, maybe, potentially, kind of a top ten draft pick even though no one really wanted him even one year later and all theybgave up was a seventh round pick”. Boy, it really is desperate times in Cincy, ain’t it?

    The rest of us will have to bide our time watching real football teams have real chances at winning something meaningful. Like a game or two. Or a division title, or two. Or three. Or four. Or five. And a playoff win. Or two. Or three. And a Super Bowl win. Or two. Or three. Or more.

  32. citynative says: Aug 31, 2011 9:41 PM

    @whodeytn

    The Bengals suck.

  33. theharshestreality says: Aug 31, 2011 9:46 PM

    Mays equals Roy Williams circa 2002 – all hitting, no thinking. Except Roy was better at hitting…

  34. moneymike23 says: Aug 31, 2011 10:09 PM

    Wasn’t this guy considered a 1st round pick in 2009?

  35. trollaikman8 says: Aug 31, 2011 10:10 PM

    Mike Zimmer is a good DC, a motivator and gets the best out of garbage but he’s not a freaking magician.

  36. 4d9erdynasty49 says: Aug 31, 2011 10:24 PM

    What a waste of a 2nd rounder. We could of done alot more with this pick. Thank you mike simpleberry and trent baalke for not putting his foot down. All the scouts and nfl analyst seen it why couldnt they. He seems better fit for a OLB. This is old news must be a slow day.

  37. thermalito says: Aug 31, 2011 10:52 PM

    Baalke gets fleeced again. Can you believe this idiot was going on about how a 2nd round pick was too high for Kevin Kolb? Amazing how the York Niner seem to have a talent for turning 2nd round picks into 7th round picks. Baalke is the very worst GM in football and there is no other organization besides the dysfunctional York Niners who would ever hired this unqualified moron in the first place.

  38. bearfan51 says: Aug 31, 2011 11:09 PM

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  39. mistakenny says: Aug 31, 2011 11:55 PM

    A good deal you say ??? How much effort will mays aka former 2nd rd freakish athlete need to hold down a bench in cincy ??? Niners got a lil
    Something for nothing and a 7th rd pick aint what it used to be ask tom brady how going in the 6th felt !!

  40. thermalito says: Aug 31, 2011 11:56 PM

    yea thats all the Niners need is another bad project QB who can’t throw. yeesh

  41. mac3333 says: Sep 1, 2011 12:07 AM

    I love how Cincinnati gives up a 7th rounder a year from now for a player drafted in the 2nd the previous year and somehow Cincy is the one getting fleeced. I guess that goes with the all negative spin imposed on all things Bengals.

    And I guarantee Mays makes the roster. The Bengals are treating this as a developmental prospect. He’s not expected to start. That would be Reggie Nelson. The guy everyone said was washed up in Jacksonville and made fun of Cincy for trading for him. Then he came in and sat behind the first string while working with Zimmer & the secondary coaches. And when Nelson finished the season as a starter he started to blossom and has begun to look like the guy that was drafted in the 1st round. Sometimes these teams give up on guys because the transition is slow. And sometimes other teams coaches fail to develop talent. I like Mike Zimmer’s track record of turning other teams trash into his treasure.

  42. depotnator says: Sep 1, 2011 12:15 AM

    “So, you all REALLY think that the Bengals giving up a SEVENTH ROUNDER in 2013 for a guy that was picked in the second round just last year, is a bad deal for the Bengals?”

    I am rolling in tears here just thinking of a Bengals fan desperately trying to win this argument.

  43. txhc says: Sep 1, 2011 3:59 AM

    Maybe I’m the only one, but I wish the Cowboys had gotten in at that price. Rob Ryan could find SOMETHING for him to do in this scheme. Also, I think he’s probably got a higher ceiling than any of our current young safeties. Not much difference between a 7th rounder (in 2013 no less) and a UFA, so not like the pick would really be missed. I think the Niners got fleeced here.

  44. fasteddy415 says: Sep 1, 2011 5:46 AM

    haterrob your a tool! how about your sleep in owner who must have just woke up at 3pm when he decided to give M.Huff 16 mil this year and let the best cb in the game go!

    Fool! Dont speak down on a organization when your lousy team is worse off!

  45. jprcox says: Sep 1, 2011 11:00 AM

    What everyone is fogetting about here is his salary that the Bengals have to pay this year. He is getting paid as a 2nd round pick – who thought he was a 1st rounder. That is the REAL price the Bengals paid.

  46. steviemo says: Sep 1, 2011 11:08 AM

    Raiders were 8-8 last year so they’re not worse off….

  47. marcsasharc says: Sep 1, 2011 11:26 AM

    Mike Zimmer is appareantly a shaman.

    even though he isnt a good coordinatore at all.

  48. trollhammer20 says: Sep 1, 2011 11:28 AM

    I am a USC fan – kinda tough not to be when your mother goes to grad school there, and you’re indoctrinated from an early age – and I’m really glad Carroll didn’t pick him to be a Seahawk.

    The guy made a few big hits that got a lot of press, but more often, he was getting burnt from being out of position, drawing a personal foul for a late hit, or just bouncing off the receiver to give up a big play.

    Golden Tate beat him for two TDs in their final USC-ND game. In both cases, Mays was so intent on going for the lights-out hit he didn’t even try to make a play on the ball.

    He may be a serviceable back-up and special teamer, but to expect greatness out of him is a serious, serious stretch.

  49. sixjak says: Sep 1, 2011 11:45 AM

    Sorry Mays is hot garbage out on the field. You Cincy fans have fun in Delusionland. Mays is a nice kid he just can’t play NFL football.

  50. ptownstripes says: Sep 1, 2011 1:04 PM

    @dirtdawg55

    Please Google Sports Illustrated Cover 10.02.06

  51. fasteddy415 says: Sep 1, 2011 1:44 PM

    When you decide to throw the bank to Huff instead of Nmandi. Your worse off! The raiders will revert to their 11+ loss per season average.

    Have you seen any of the games so far? Worse off!

  52. icanthelpitimabengalsfan says: Sep 1, 2011 2:35 PM

    thermalito says: Aug 31, 2011 10:52 PM

    Baalke gets fleeced again. Can you believe this idiot was going on about how a 2nd round pick was too high for Kevin Kolb? Amazing how the York Niner seem to have a talent for turning 2nd round picks into 7th round picks. Baalke is the very worst GM in football and there is no other organization besides the dysfunctional York Niners who would ever hired this unqualified moron in the first place.

    We’ll trade you Mike Brown for him straight up! We’ll even throw in Katy and the rest of his family for an additional bag of footballs!

  53. marcsasharc says: Sep 1, 2011 5:02 PM

    thermalito says:
    Aug 31, 2011 10:52 PM
    Baalke gets fleeced again. Can you believe this idiot was going on about how a 2nd round pick was too high for Kevin Kolb? Amazing how the York Niner seem to have a talent for turning 2nd round picks into 7th round picks. Baalke is the very worst GM in football and there is no other organization besides the dysfunctional York Niners who would ever hired this unqualified moron in the first place.

    —————————————

    Baalke didnt make that draft pick. so whos the idiot now?

    and how about the awesome draft selections your Raiders make? are you sure you want to go that route?

    still the only team to select a kicker in the first round.

  54. steviemo says: Sep 1, 2011 6:42 PM

    You gotta love 49ers fans casting aspersions on other teams when they have sucked for 7 years now and have blown the following #1 picks since 2003: Kwame Harris (’03), Rashaun Woods (’04), Alex Smith (’05), Manny Lawson (’06), Kentwan Balmer (’08), Michael Crabtree (’09) and Taylor Mays (#2 pick in 2010). Those are some of the worst high picks in the league over a very, very long period of time.

    I don’t care about the Raiders but when your only comeback is, “Oh yeah, we’re better than the Raiders!” well, you sound like an idiot.

    The owners are the problem in SF, so maybe you should write them letters instead of wasting your time on here.

  55. fasteddy415 says: Sep 2, 2011 2:31 AM

    Lol. Who said anybody was better than the raiders? Organizations make bad decisions all the time. My response was to haterrob who should not even comment on poor decisions. When his team makes poor decisions constantly.

    Balke and the new regime has made solid decisions since they have taken over. Kendal Hunter, Chris Culliver, Iupati, Aldon Smith. I can continue.

    Shored up the weakest link on defense – the pass coverage and a pass rush.

    Do you even watch niner games? Mr Stevemo? The niners are on the rise..maybe not this year but the future is bright!

  56. savannahrose44 says: Sep 2, 2011 6:00 AM

    I always said there is a reason Seattle drafted Earl Thomas instead…

  57. steviemo says: Sep 2, 2011 10:54 AM

    I do try to watch all NFL games, often as a replay on NFL Network.

    I have been hearing that from Niner fans for years now, so I just say, “Do something first before you tell us how great you’re going to be.” The owners have specialized in having inexperienced GMs or no GM’s at all, resulting in busted #1 picks Kwame Harris (2003), Rashaun Woods (2004), Alex Smith (2005), Manny Lawson (2006), Kentwan Balmer (2008), Michael Crabtree (2009) and Taylor Mays (#2 in 2010, for crying out loud). The common denominator in all these draft picks? The Yorks.

    I like Hunter but Glen Coffee and Anthony Dixon were supposed to be the second coming, as well. Spencer Tillman used to dominate preseason games, too.

    This year’s challenges: No QB, o-line has holes and no depth, little defensive depth, very weak corners.

    The good news: Verno, Willis, Gore (when healthy), Justin Smith, Whitner, Iupati. I also think Edwards is a massive upgrade over Crabtree, but Alex won’t deliver the ball nearly well enough.

    6-10.

  58. discosucs2005 says: Sep 3, 2011 6:13 PM

    @steviemo

    Calling Michael Crabtree a bust is absurd. Vernon Davis was just as obnoxious (if not more so) and way worse in the passing game at this point in his career. I’m not saying Crabtree will be fantastic, or definitely wont be a bust, but labeling him a bus this early is just short-sighted.

  59. steviemo says: Sep 3, 2011 7:04 PM

    I know a couple of scouts who said if they reheld that draft, Crabtree would be a third round pick at best.

    He’s just a guy, definitely not a “lottery pick.” That’s why they went out and got BE.

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