Taco Charlton NFL Draft Profile
Size: 6’6 272lbs
- Improving use of hands
Analysis: Taco Charlton has a rare combination of size, length and athletic traits as a rusher. Flashes instant reaction time off snap and up the field thanks to his twitch. Has enough upfield juice to push offensive tackles into hasty retreat. Generates pop through speed-to-power element. Very good flexibility throughout. Able to sink and swerve around corner if he gets early lead in race to the edge. Possesses hip swivel combined with shoulder turn to slip and flip around the corner of an offensive tackle he’s engaged with as a pass rusher. His length gives him a shot at dramatically increasing his play-making ability against the run. Hand usage is improving.
- Production doesn’t equate to physical gifts
- Can add muscle in the wight room
- Technique in the trenches
- Inconsistent footwork
Analysis: Taco Charlton’s game tape is beyond frustrating. You see his physical gifts, but on film his production lacks what you believe he is truly capable of. Despite talent and traits, production and overall play has been uneven at Michigan. Earned full-time starting nod in just his final season. Needs more weight-room work. Consistency of anchor at point of attack in question. Can be rooted out of his gap by power. Can do better job of using his length to keep blockers off of him. Doesn’t make enough plays on other side of the line against run. Needs to show a nastier play demeanor at all times. Scouts question whether he has enough toughness for trench battles if bumped inside or to 5-technique. Held back by his inconsistent play speed.
What the scouts say: “Really, really talented player. You won’t always see it on every play so that is going to be a coach’s job to get that out of him. Rushers with his size and athleticism are hard to find and they usually go very early in the draft.”
NFL Comparison: Cliff Avril
Draft Projection: Late 1st, early 2nd roundhttps://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/taco-charlton-nfl-draft-profile/https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/22240681104_8497a43143_z.jpg?fit=640%2C426&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/22240681104_8497a43143_z.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Big TenNFLNFL DraftRecent PostsMichigan Wolverines,NFL,NFL Draft,Taco CharltonTaco Charlton-DL-Michigan Size: 6'6 272lbs Strengths: Size Strength Speed Improving use of hands Analysis: Taco Charlton has a rare combination of size, length and athletic traits as a rusher. Flashes instant reaction time off snap and up the field thanks to his...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk