Packers Select RB Devante Mays in Seventh Round

The Packers seem bound and determined to fix their running back position in one weekend, adding a third back in the seventh round as Devante Mays joins Green Bay from Utah State.

Mays joins a suddenly crowded backfield, but he’s certifiably large at 5-11, 230, giving the Packers a much different look than any other back.

What are Devante Mays’ strengths?

  • Good size (5-11, 230) with reasonable speed (4.52 in the 40-yard dash)
  • Very athletic with eye popping pro day numbers
  • Averaged 5.85 yards per carry as a junior

What are Devante Mays’ weaknesses?

  • Injury plagued final college season
  • Fast enough, but lacks breakaway speed
  • Not considered a good pass blocker

How does Devante Mays fit in Green Bay?

The Packers lost a running back who was listed at 5-11 and near 230 pounds. Now, the Packers have acquired a running back listed at 5-11 230 pounds. The Packers do have a tendency to draft backs who move their mass very well, almost always picking players who are very quick even if they don’t have outstanding top end speed. Mays fits that profile, and with his excellent pro day numbers, it’s easy to see how he can fit the profile of a Packers running back.