BIOGRAPHY: Slow to shed blocks and gets caught up in the wash. Struggles in coverage and is not as good as his stats would lend one to believe.
POSITIVES: Strong sideline-to-sideline linebacker who is best defending the run. Explodes up the field, is stout at the point of attack and wraps up ball carriers. Effectively uses his hands to get off blocks, shows a good head for the ball and works to get involved.
NEGATIVES: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection as a senior. Led the team in tackles last year, posting 96/7.5/3, with seven interceptions. Junior totals were 56/5.5/1. Went through multiple knee surgeries at Georgia.
ANALYSIS: A relentless defender who also has been productive on special teams, Taylor offers potential as a back-up. Has not looked completely healthy since his knee surgeries, and will be downgraded accordingly.