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New York Jets’ Profile: WR Thomas Mayo

By Alan Schechter

Aug. 17, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver (19) Thomas Mayo against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

For today’s profile, we are taking a look at prospective weapon on the offensive side of the football. He has been in the league for one year, signed as an undrafted free agent in 2012 by the Oakland Raiders. Now, he finds his way to the Jets, looking for a spot on a wide receiver depth chart that is thin, to say the least.

Spotlight on WR Thomas Mayo.

Mayo stands at 6’2″, and weighs 205 pounds. At his Pro Day in 2012, he ran the forty yard dash in 4.53 seconds.

I was unable to locate his career college statistics, so we are going to head right to the highlight video:

PROS: I like the way he uses his hands to catch the pass. He doesn’t use his body to make the catch, he uses his hands out in front of him, which will lead to many less dropped passes. His speed isn’t elite, but it is good. He can get open on anybody, and runs clear and precise routes.

CONS: His speed is not elite. He gets open, but you don’t see a lot of breakaway speed. Guys are catching this guy when he has the ball. You also want to see if he is ready to play at this level, specifically when it comes to press coverage. We see none of it during the college game.

Thomas May will get a shot to make this depth chart, and we wish him luck.