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2010 NFL Draft: Why Taylor Mays to the Oakland Raiders Makes Sense

I've always wondered why so much stock is put into 40-yard dash times.

We hear it all the time: "Speed kills."

It's obvious that a player needs to have a lot of quickness and speed to compete in the NFL.

Without pointing fingers (although I'm staring directly at Al Davis), some teams put more stock in the 40 than in college film.

It's almost as if any track athlete could step onto the field at the NFL Combine in shorts, having never played a snap of football, run one of the best 40-yard dash times at the combine, and end up getting drafted in the third round.

Taylor Mays is no track athlete, but it’s safe to say his 4.43-second 40-yard dash, one of the 10...

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