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Phil Taylor
Round 1, Pick 21
Position: DT
Class:  5Sr
School: Baylor
Conference: Big 12
HT: 6-3.5
WT: 334
40 Time: 5.09
Biography: "Former Penn State transfer awarded all-Conference honors last season with totals of 62/7/2. Started nine games as a junior and totaled 25 tackles. Dismissed from Penn State in 2008 after multiple off-the-field incidents, including an assault charge."

Positives: "King-sized defensive lineman who moves well about the field and can dominate the line of scrimmage. Bends his knees, plays with good pad level, and flashes power. Overruns offensive linemen, tosses aside blockers, and plays with good quickness. Keeps his feet moving up the field, fluid changing direction, and is tough to move from his angle of attack. Displays good punch with his hands and knocks blockers away with ease. Better-than-average lateral movement skills."

Negatives: Has had a weight problem in the past that resulted in his benching during the 2009 season. Marginally instinctive on the field. Possesses limited moves and does not use his hands well.

Analysis: "Taylor has proven to be a dominant force and possesses a terrific combination of size, strength, and athleticism. He has the skills to be used in a variety of systems and the versatility to line up at a number of positions on the defensive line. He offers good upside but comes with character questions and must prove his outstanding 2010 campaign was not an aberration."

Projection: 1-2
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