BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors after his senior and junior seasons. Totals last year included 35/4/1.5 after
55/8.50/3.5 the prior year.
POSITIVES: "Strong, wide-bodied defensive lineman tough to move off the point. Built low to the ground, plays with leverage, and gets
underneath opponents. Possesses a thick lower body, tough to handle on the inside, and holds his ground. Displays good first
step quickness, fires through the gaps upfield or bulrushes opponents off the line. Constantly doubled or focused on by opponents."
NEGATIVES: "Inconsistent in his play and effort. Does not overwhelm lesser opponents, and too easily locked up at the point by a single
blocker. At times seems intimidated on the field. Slow locating the ball. Must develop more moves with his hands."
ANALYSIS: "Taylor is a prospect who came into this season with high grades, and much was expected of him. Like many of his predecessors
from Michigan, (Allan Branch and Gabe Watson) Taylor failed to deliver and is watching his draft stock tumble. He has the
build and strength to handle the duties as an interior lineman or play nose tackle, yet he must start to play with a sense
of urgency for 60 minutes or he'll be looking for a new line of work."