BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who began his career at Air Force. Senior-year totals included 80/12.5/2 after 83/13.5/4.5 as a junior.
POSITIVES: Overachieving middle linebacker with limited physical skills. Instinctive, quickly diagnoses the action, and gives great effort. Effective in the box, flows laterally to the action, and fires up the field to defend the run.
NEGATIVES: Stiff, does not redirect well, and has trouble quickly changing direction. Lacks speed to the flanks and struggles in coverage.
ANALYSIS: Taylor is a hard-working two-down defender with limited upside for the next level. Must make his mark on special teams to earn a roster spot.