PROS: Very experienced defensive back who has a background at nearly every position on the back end. Started his career as an outside cornerback, including throughout his recruiting process. Was moved to safety during the early years at Alabama, and has been a spot rotational and reserve player until this season. In 2019 Mayden has been a consistent starter for the Crimson Tide.
Anticipation and recognition are good. He positions himself well in zone coverage. Is a good communicator and a player who plays with sound technique on the back end.
CONS: Lack of explosiveness limits the impact he can have (doesn't have many takeaways in his career). Though he did come from a cornerback background, his move to safety was likely due to the fact that anticipation is a stronger trait for him than athleticism. Good 2-high player, but not a guy you want playing single-high by himself too often. Has recognition, but not range.