Biography: Two-year starter who totaled 50 tackles/6 tackles for loss/1 sacks as a senior after posting 36 tackles as a junior.
Positives: Small yet fiery linebacker who is fluid moving in every direction of the field. Breaks down well, is quick-footed and displays a burst of speed from every angle. Aggressive, hard-hitting and disciplined with assignments. Shows skill playing in space, possesses adequate cover skills and stacks well against the run. Quickly fills gaps up the field and attacks ballcarriers.
Negatives: Lacks top foot speed and struggles cutting off the corners from running backs. Overmatched by tight ends. Marginally productive in college.
Analysis: Taliaferro has displayed a lot of improvement on the field the past two seasons and could be an inexpensive backup at a number of linebacker positions.
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