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Sleeper WR, Vince Mayle, Washington State

TC : 4/5/2015 1:57 pm
Didn't find his name among Combine invites. Big, physical WR, 6'2", 224. Good hands and ball skills. Not the fastest or most athletic, but potential to possibly be an outstanding possession and red zone WR. Needs refinement of route running, and exposure to the NFL game.

Boylhart insists he could be a #1.

"Itís just a matter of time and repetitions and Vince will become the type of receiver you can build your passing game around. He has all the talent and size and has the strong hands to catch the ball when being contested. He has the big body to put a defensive back on his back and shield him as he catches passes in the end zone as well as the ability to adjust to the ball in the air and catch those fade passes everyone likes to throw for a touchdown. Vince also has the passion to gain yardage after the catch on those crossing routes in the middle of the field and the speed to line up in the slot and go up the hash marks to give the safeties and linebackers who think they can match up with him all sorts of problems. Vince has improved from one year to the next and he seems to have the passion and football intelligence to learn and become better. He is a sleeper receiver in this draft mostly because this is a draft full of excellent receivers and he seems to be hiding in plain sight for that reason. He might not have the pure speed that other receivers have in this draft, but he does have the overall talent to be one of the best in this deep draft class of receivers. Remember, speed does not make a great receiver -- it just makes teams draft them earlier than those receivers who are not as fast. Donít be fooled by the round Vince will be selected in because he has the potential to become a #1 receiver. How do I know? Itís because I look at the film for every one of my profiles."

May go as early as the top of the 5th, but could even slide to the end or UDFA. If the Giants don't take a receiver early, I would hope they give him serious consideration late, along with DeAndre Smelter.

Video 2014 Higlights, #1. - ( New Window )
More video.  
TC : 4/5/2015 2:24 pm : link
Including interviews.

Video: Vince Mayle - ( New Window )
Sorry,  
TC : 4/5/2015 3:56 pm : link
posted wrong link in post directly above. This is the video with some interviews.

Correct Video - ( New Window )
He was...  
Mooch82 : 4/6/2015 3:12 pm : link
at the combine, and didn't exactly put up impressive numbers (including a 4.67 40). Looked the part, but overall seemed slow and didn't catch the ball great either. Could be a big possession receiveer/redzone threat type, but I wouldn't want to touch him before the 5th. Ceiling is Anquan Boldin type (which would obviously be pretty damn good).
RE: He was...  
TC : 4/6/2015 11:10 pm : link
In comment 12219862 Mooch82 said:
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at the combine, and didn't exactly put up impressive numbers (including a 4.67 40). Looked the part, but overall seemed slow and didn't catch the ball great either. Could be a big possession receiveer/redzone threat type, but I wouldn't want to touch him before the 5th. Ceiling is Anquan Boldin type (which would obviously be pretty damn good).

Thanks, yeah, I found it after my initial posts.

He's very raw, and as you point out, his measurables aren't impressive. Watching him, I see a lot of stiffness in his movement and slowness in his initial step. Some of that can perhaps be improved upon with work on his technique, some of it probably can't.

But while his catches aren't picture perfect, he seems to usually come down with the ball, and appears to have very good skills at tracking and getting to the ball. Combine that with his size and strength, and I think there's something to work with. But he's definitely a developmental prospect who will need lots of work at this time. As such, I doubt he goes much before the 7th, and may be an UDFA. If the Giants don't pick up a receiver before the 7th, he might merit consideration at that point if better players aren't still on the board.
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