USC's Mays takes criticism in stride

He has been called a 'freak' athlete but many still question his NFL ability as draft nears

Updated: April 1, 2010, 11:55 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

If, somehow, you were able to ignore the visual evidence of USC safety Taylor Mays being 6-foot-3, blazing fast and possibly one of the most impressive physical specimens ever seen on a football field, it might have seemed that Carolina Panthers secondary coach Ron Milus was talking to a scrub.

"Come on -- RUN!" Milus yelled at Mays as he went through defensive back drills for the assembled NFL coaches and scouts Wednesday afternoon at USC's pro day.

"I don't think you're R-U-N-N-I-N-G. ...

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