There are question marks surrounding Maze's departure from Alabama and entry into the draft. But putting those questions aside, Maze has done one thing consistently -- make plays at big times for the Crimson Tide. Maze uses his agility and quickness to make people miss anywhere on the field, with the explosiveness to take the play the distance. He is far from an imposing presence, however, and lacks the build and definition that many quick, slot receivers usually possess. He doesn't run crisp routes and can be shaky catching the ball at times, but his overall skill set and return ability make him a third-round value.
Maze is a naturally athletic mover and crafty route runner out of the slot. He is a threat to score every time he catches the ball. He is productive on screens and will be a reliable option at returner. He is a bit sloppy in his routes, but he understands how to separate and get open. He is a gamer who shows up to play and makes things happen with the ball in his hands.
Maze is a bit undersized and has somewhat of a sloppy body for such a proactive and quick receiver. He needs to show before the draft that he has the strength to compete at the next level.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.