2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about CADE MAYS:
Tennessee, 6046 311 5.24. Four-year starter, Knoxville, TN. Spent two years at Georgia before transferring to Tennessee for his final two seasons. Began his career as a freshman All-America in 2018 and earned second-team All-SEC honors in 2021. Has played every position on the line, but predominantly right tackle. That is where he initially projects at the next level, but he may have to move inside because of pass protection issues. Mays is big and wide and plays to suit. He is a hard guy to get around initially, as he strikes well with his hands and plays with an aggressive nature. Post-engagement, there are multiple issues with his lower half that will prevent quality sustainment. He gets narrow, does not bend at the knees, and loses balance. A move to guard could negate the issues that stem from that. He can be a valuable versatile backup. Tall and wide frame with a good base level of straight-line athleticism and natural power. Attacks hard with his hands and will get movement off the ball. Plays wide against lone defenders. Excels with combo blocks, showing strong impact at the line and a timely, well-angled approach to the second level. Shows the patience and pop to stay within himself. Has experience all over the line. Has balance issues in pass protection. Gets his feet too close and will cause a significant bend from the waist. Ends up on the ground too often and cannot respond quickly enough to twitchy pass rushers. Pad level is constantly a struggle. Needs more lower body power and engagement.
OSR:32/51. Fifth/sixth round. (A-34 1/8, H-10, BP-21, 10-1.78).