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Combine Results

4.94 ?
  • 5.34 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 33 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 23.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 104.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 5.13 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 338LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands


Mayes didn't play football until his junior year of high school, but it didn't take long for recruiters to see that growing frame and recognize his potential. He committed to Georgia, but started his collegiate career at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, playing one season (17 tackles) and redshirting the next to get his academic house in order. Mayes made it to Georgia for the 2013 season and stepped into a regular role (eight starts, 31 tackles, sack, two pass breakups). He was limited to a backup role as a junior, however, playing in just eight games and making seven tackles (one for loss). Mayes found his groove in 2015, becoming the full-time starting nose guard and making 41 stops (one for loss) while eating space inside.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 5.2 seconds



Wide frame with body that could handle a little more mass if needed. Shows some ability to unhinge from blocks and make tackles. Runners rarely escape from his clutches once he gets into them allowing just one broken tackle and no missed tackles. Able to beat a single block with upper body strength.


Very average athlete. Inconsistent contact balance when forced to move. Doesn't play with anchor expected from a nose. Can be moved by double teams and quality down-­blocks. Gets too caught up with the fight in front of him rather than finding the ball. No threat as pass rusher with just one career sack. Will be a 25-year-old rookie in September.

Draft Projection

Undrafted free agent

Bottom Line

Nose tackle with a big frame but lacking the power and anchor needed for the position. Pad level can be his primary nemesis so if he can get that straightened out, he might have an outside shot.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster