6-foot, 210 pounds, S
Marcus Maye was the seventh pick in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft (39th overall) by the New York Jets.
Maye’s five-year stay in Gainesville saw him rise from four-star recruit out of Melbourne-Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy to first-team All-American. However, that honor came back in 2015, when he recorded 82 tackles, five forced fumbles, two interceptions and six pass breakups. His senior season ended prematurely when a broken arm cost him the campaign’s final four contests and drill work at the NFL Combine. He registered eight interceptions and 17 pass breakups over his Gators career.
Maye passes both the eye and film tests with a good build, sound instincts and the ability to read both quarterbacks and receivers. He has sideline-to-sideline speed and the physicality to shed blockers and bring down ball carriers. He’s a reliable presence coaches can feel comfortable putting as their last line of defense (one missed tackle last season, per Pro Football Focus). But he can get in trouble trying to track both the ball and his man down field. He also allowed 10 touchdowns on passes thrown his way at Florida, according to NFL.com.
NFL Combine results:
40-yard-dash: 4.47 seconds (at UF Pro Day)
20-yard shuffle: 4.18 seconds (at UF Pro Day)
3-cone-drill: 7.07 seconds (at UF Pro Day)
Vertical jump: 33.5 inches (at UF Pro Day)
Standing long jump: 9 feet, 10 inches (at UF Pro Day)
225-pound bench press: DNP (shoulder)
Quote of note:
“Maye is an interchangeable safety with good size and outstanding football instincts. … Maye projects as a potential top 50 pick who should quickly develop into a starter within a year or two.” — ESPN Insider