Cade Mays

Cade Mays

Measurements
  • Height
    6046
  • Hand
    10
  • VJ
    26
  • Weight
    311lbs
  • Arm
    34 1/8
  • Speed
    5.24
OG Combine Averages
  • Height
    6042
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    -
  • Weight
    314lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    5.23
Luke Carr - Scout
Cade Mays
  • Overall Rank
    171
  • Position Rank
    6
  • Position
    OG
  • Age
    23.2 Years
  • Team
    TENNESSEE

Stats

Year Starts Games Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2018 (UGA) 7 11 3 2 11 4.8%
2019 (UGA) 11 14 3 4 15 5.0%
2020 7 7 3 1 6 2.6%
2021 10 10 1 0 5 2.0%

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Above the line size and length to succed on the interior at the next level of competition. Built with a strong frame, especially thick around the midsection and thighs. Missed 4 games in 2021 due to different lower body injuries.

  • Size
    7
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 6.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Displays above the line toughness and effort - always looking for work in pass pro and is adequate at picking up blitzers and works hard to finish reps until the whistle blows. Physical mentality and play style very evident.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Gets off the ball with aggressive intentions and speed. Adequate lateral and vertical speed on display in pass pro and getting downfield in the run game. Spends too much time on the floor as he tends to throw himself at defenders, especially in the run game and there are far too many examples of defenders using his arms as a lever to push-pull themselves into the backfield and leave him completely off-balance or just on the ground. He also struggles to change direction quickly because of his large stride length, flexibility is very mixed. Flashes some reps with great, low pad height and others where he is almost stood up (especially high in the run game). Play strength is above the line, and is very rarely beaten when he gets a solid grip on the chest plate of the DL and both cleats in the ground.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    5
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    7
Grade 5.5

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Pass Pro - Suited to bigger, power rushers as when he can get hands on big guys, his strike is often well placed and he has a strong base to anchor from, but against speed rushers he has experienced problems of getting his shoulders out in front of his feet and trying to initiate contact instead of being patient, allowing easy wins on reps for defenders where they use a rip/swim move or simply push/pull and find themselves approaching the QB very quickly. For this reason, Mays fares better against defenders who normally line up at 4/5 technique, instead of wider like a 7t or Wide-9 position as they have less time to build up speed if they start closer to him. Run Block - Mays climbs to the second level efficiently is an effective blocker, understanding cutback lanes, and finishing blocks well to make those lanes wider than potentially expected for the RB. Mays' lack of fluid hips means he doesn't get down the line when pulling as quickly as hoped and allows a defender another step further into the backfield before he makes contact and limits his ability to change direction when blocking on screens downfield.

  • Pass Block
    5
  • Run Block
    6
  • Strike
    6
  • Second Level
    6
  • Pulling/Space Play
    5
  • Anchor
    7
  • Footwork
    5
  • Play Temperament
    7
Grade 5.9

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Started his college career with Georgia, making 18 starts in 25 games across the OL before transferring to Tennessee for 2020 where he was an instant success. He started all 17 games (6 RG, 11 RT) during his career with the Volunteers, and was named to the 2018 SEC All-Freshman team and was a Freshman All-American. Also claimed Second Team All-SEC honors in 2021. Most of his games are at RT, but he projects well on the interior OL where he gets more matchups against bigger rushers to have more favourable matchups in short sets. Initial backup projection, but a player you could win with, has versatility to cover across the OL which increases value but with development to contact balance and athletic ability could see him become a starter within 1 or 2 years.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Pittsburgh
  • Sep - 11 - 2021
  • Great drive blocking, opening backside lanes, solid pass pro
  • iconWorst Game
  • v S. Carolina
  • Oct - 09 - 2021
  • Pulled to the floor multiple times, overreaching in pass pro, 4x beaten by defender
Best Trait
Explosive Down Block
Pro Comparison
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