Aug 28, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiverVince Mayle
(1) has the ball knocked away by Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive backGareef Glashen
(2) during the first half at Centurylink Field. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
Seattle Seahawks Seven-Round Mock Draft
Round 4 (134): Vince Mayle, Washington State WR
To be honest, I’m shocked that he isn’t being rated higher. At 6’2″ and with long arms, Mayle possesses the ideal frame for an NFL WR. While he doesn’t have off-the-charts athleticism, he has quick feet off the line and in congested areas, as well as above average leaping ability.
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Originally a basketball player, Mayle hasn’t been playing football at a high level for very long, thus he has some route-running and run-blocking technique issues to work on, but he has the physical talent to improve both. He also is a natural hands-catcher, and snatches poorly thrown balls out of the air with ease.
He was a decent run-blocker in college without trying very hard or having great technique simply because he is so much bigger and broader than every corner he faces.
As a UW fan, it pains me having to complement a Coug like this, but I see Mayle being a #1 receiver, not right away, but in the not too distant future. He would be a solid pick in the third round for the Seahawks.
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