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Mays questions Carroll's advice

USC safety Taylor Mays, selected 49th overall by San Francisco, questioned the advice he received in college from his former coach Pete Carroll about getting ready for the pros.

Mays had this to say when asked by San Francisco-area reporters about his former coach Pete Carroll passing him up for Texas safety Earl Thomas.

"It was interesting," Mays said. "I thought from the relationship that we have, the things he had told me about, what I needed to be aware of through the draft process, things I needed to do, I felt like he told me the complete opposite of the actions that he took, which was alarming . . . the things he told me I needed to do as a football player versus the actions he took and how he took as a safety. I understand it's a business, but with it being a business, you have to be honest. That's all I was asking for."

Matt Maiocco of the Sant Rosa Press Democrat has the rest of the conversation here.