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Packers Select Running Back Devante Mays in 2017 NFL Draft, Round Seven

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Packers Select Running Back Devante Mays in 2017 NFL Draft, Round Seven

With their seventh-round pick (238 overall) in the 2017 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select running back Devante Mays, Utah State. 

 

MEASURABLES / PRO DAY:
 
5'10", 230lbs., 4.52 40 yd dash,  22 bench repa, 40.5" vertical,  10' 9" broad jump,  4.53 20yd shuttle, 7.43 3-cone
 
 
 
CAREER NOTES: 
 
A junior college transfer, Mays put together an impressive season in 2015, rushing for 966 yards and nine TDs on 165 carries, and then the 5-foot-11, 230-pound Texas native ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns in USU's 2016 season opener against Weber State.
 
But Mays suffered an injury to his right knee in USU's second game of the year at USC, and he was never the same afterward, totaling just 259 yards on 37 carries while seeing action in only six games.
 
 
 
 
SCOUTING REPORT:  DRAFTANAYLST.COM
 
Pos: 
Strong ball carrier coming off injury. Displays vision and run instincts, weaves through traffic and works to pick up positive yardage. Runs with good lean, has a burst and does not go down without a fight. Gets a lot of momentum going up the field and falls forward when tackled. Displays solid short-area quickness with the ability to make defenders miss.
Neg: 
Really not a creative ball carrier who strings several moves together over the course of a run. Lacks perimeter speed and agility. Misses blocking assignments on occasion.
 
 
COMMENTARY:
 
Supposedly can bench 425 lbs and squat 550. Initial impressions is he seems like a more physical Dujuan Harris type.
 
Read an interview with Devante Mays, conducted by CHTV Draft Guide contributor Ralph Mancini. 
 
 
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marpag1's picture

We gonna be running the wishbone this year?

dobber's picture

They're bringing Don Morton back to coach the veer!

Matt Gonzales's picture

Not leaving anything to chance, the Packers have drafted three, count them, three, running backs.

Finwiz's picture

Looking for one quality, stand-out backup.
Obviously not overly impressed with Don Jackson, and I'd say his days in GB are numbered.

Finwiz's picture

X-double

Finwiz's picture

X double

Point Packer's picture

Chances that one of these three make the team next year? 25%.

Jersey Al's picture

If you're referring to the 3 running backs...

Chances you're wrong? 100%

WKUPackFan's picture

JA, Any thoughts on the reasons behind three RBs being drafted? BPA? Luxury of having enough picks to have choices? Special Teams help? Some combination thereof?

Jersey Al's picture

Obviously have little faith in Christine Michael.

HankScorpio's picture

When he was in GB, it was easy to see why Michael has 4 stints with 3 teams in 2015. And why Seattle again let him go in 2016. If using 3 picks on day 3 is what gets him off the final 53, it's worth it.

dobber's picture

I think two of the three make the team and the last ends up on the PS.

WKUPackFan's picture

I think you are correct. Ty being a swing guy makes it easier to carry an extra RB, depending on what happens with Michael.

HankScorpio's picture

I would not be surprised to see all 3 make it. Montgomery and Ripkowski are the only legit NFL backs on the roster. One started 2016 as a WR and the other is a FB.

fthisJack's picture

i like Jones. good speed and can catch passes as a slot receiver.....ala Cobb. i can see him as a keeper.

Worztik's picture

How many RBs do we keep on the 53? That's a better question to be answered. I don't have any "good" feelings about C Michael or D Jackson... Michael has some trouble sticking around teams and it may be the inability to grasp assignments in a pro offense; Jackson is a basic slug! Keep Ty and Rip and all the newbies or what? How many needed to get through the season? I like the draft on paper... it just pisses me off that we needed to draft CBs 1&2 now when we did the same 2 years ago!!! Whether CB a or S this year, still top 2 picks as DBs... can you say incompetence???

fthisJack's picture

it'll play out in camp. i would guess that 3 rb + Rip with one to the PS.

Worztik's picture

Maybe it says we don't have any true RBs... Ty is still an experiment in my eyes!

PatrickGB's picture

Those are crazy numbers in the weight room. I wonder why he is rated so low? But sounds like a good project if he is more than just a really strong guy.

packrulz's picture

COMMENTARY:

"Supposedly can bench 425 lbs and squat 550. Initial impressions is he seems like a more physical Dujuan Harris type."
He will be handy to have on the Tundra in Dec. or goal line stands. Besides, McCarthy could move Ty back to wide receiver and cut Michael.

George Broglia's picture

Maybe they intend to use the clock as a form of defense. Running the ball and gaining first down can sure eat up the clock and help you keep a lead too.

vin0770's picture

Finally something on this guy thanks! All three guys drafted are way different and lots of comments on Williams the highest pick and that would be great if he was as good as Starks. But with Montgomery don't we all ask who's going to be that back that gets you that 3rd and one with Lacy gone? How about this dude at 230lbs and really strong not shifty just hits the hole hard and always makes the pile fall forward...sounds like a winner to me!

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