WR - FA
This Week Outlook
Cleveland Browns head coach stated that rookie WR Vince Mayle will be able to participate in pass-catching drills from the onset of training camp. Mayle required surgery for a broken thumb in May.
Mayle, a fourth-round rookie out of Washington State, has a chance to ascend a lackluster WR group. Still, don't expect a big splash his rookie season. He is safely off the re-draft radar, but has some appeal in dynasty leagues as an end-of-the-roster stash.
A fractured thumb may have played a role in former Washington State WR Vince Mayle's disappointing 4.67 40-yard-dash time. Mayle switched his stance due to the injury, putting all of the weight on his left rather than his right hand, as he'd trained.
Despite his disappointing showing in the 40, Mayle posted above average agility scores. Adjusted to size, playerprofiler.com ranks mayle in the top 77% of WRs in the NFL, and will look to improve his times at Washington State's pro day. He is still someone you want to draft in dynasty formats.
In an interview with Michael Lombardo of SDboltreport.com, former Washington State Cougar WR Vince Mayle revealed that â€œIâ€™ve never run a 40, so no one has a real time on me. Itâ€™s all estimated times. Thatâ€™s another thing thatâ€™s going against me.â€
At 6'3, 220 pounds, Mayle isn't going to need to light up Indianapolis to get drafted, but could really improve his stock by posting a time somewhere in the 4.4/4.5 range. A former basketball player, Mayle should dominate the broad and vertical jump, but he's going to have all eyes on him when he runs his 40. Regardless of his timed speed, Mayle is one to have on your watch lists going forward.
Bryan Perez of draftbreakdown.com names former Washington State Cougar Vince Mayle as one of the losers of Senior Bowl week, stating â€œIn terms of creating separation, he seemed a little tight in the hips, rounding off his routes, he looked a little underwhelmed. He didnâ€™t excite me as much as I was hoping he would.â€
While Mayle has one of the highest height-adjusted speed scores of any WR in the 2015 draft class, he won't be fantasy relevant simply running go routes. Mayle is a former basketball player who took up football later than most, and is an intriguing developmental player who should come off the board somewhere between rounds three and five in the NFL draft.