Drafted By: Miami Dolphins (2nd round, 54th overall)
40 Yard Dash: 4.39
Bench Press: 22
Vertical Jump: 35″
Broad Jump: 127″
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.07
In 2008, as a freshman, Taylor played in all 14 of the Broncos games. He racked up 19 tackles, 1 for a loss and 1 interception. Taylor unfortunately had to red shirt the 2009 season because of a knee injury. However, Taylor came back strong in 2010, winning a starting spot on the Broncos defense. He amassed 35 tackles, 3.5 for a loss, 2 sacks, 3 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles while starting all 12 games. in 2011 his season was cut short because of a stress fracture in his leg. He started the first 9 games, then returned less than 100% to play in the Las Vegas Bowl against Arizona State. In the bowl game he had a 100 yard interception return for a touchdown. For the 2011 season Taylor had 27 tackles, 2 for a loss, .5 sacks, and 2 INTs. 2012 was a big year for Taylor. He totaled 51 tackles, 3.5 for a loss, 2.5 sacks, 4 INTs and 3 forced fumbles. He started every game he played in from his Sophomore year on.
Tackles TFL Sacks Interceptions PD FF
132 10 5 7 24 6
Scouting Report/Player Notes
Taylor is very athletic and has good size. He has good straight line speed to keep up with wide receivers, and has godo quickness and burst out of his breaks. Taylor is an insticntive CB, who tends to know where the ball is in the air and when he needs to make a play on it. He knows when to break on the underneath routes. He has very fluid hips and a good back pedal. He is able to turn and run with WRs without any problems. Has played both man and zone defenses. Doesn’t mind going up and making a tackle in the run game and is a reliable open field tackler.
Hasn’t played much press coverage and may not have the size, strength and length to play in that role. Can be overly aggressive and be fooled by play action and double moves. He has had a few injuries in his career, so you worry about durability. Didn’t face elite competition at Boise each week.
Draft Projection: Late 1st to early 2nd
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