Photo of David Mayo
Drafted By: Panthers

Draft Analysis:

This isn't a flashy pick, but the Panthers continue to add competition to their linebacker corps. Mayo didn't get much publicity, but he was quietly one of the nation's most productive defensive players. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'2" Height
  • 228LBS. Weight


2014: Named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year. 2013: Played in 10 games and made nine starts. 2012: Played and started in first seven games of season. 2011 (at Santa Monica College): Helped lead Santa Monica College to the Pacific Conference championship and a berth into the American Bowl

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 4.75 and 4.7 seconds
Vertical jump: 34 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet
Short shuttle: 4.33 seconds
3-cone: 7.15 seconds
Bench: 24 reps of 225 pounds



Compensates for a lack of athleticism with above average instincts and a motor that keeps him in plays.


Stiff with a lack of speed and functional quickness.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.