Taywan Taylor NFL Draft Profile
Taywan Taylor-WR-Western Kentucky
Size: 5’11 211lbs
- Outstanding production despite focus
- Plant-n-go separation
Analysis: Anyone unaware of Taywan Taylor’s talent coming into the 2016 college football season found his skills quickly in the Hilltoppers’ game against Alabama. He caught nine passes for 121 yards against the Tide’s talented secondary, putting great film together for NFL scouts to review during the evaluation process. Taylor had a great senior year overall, receiving first-team All-Conference USA notice after catching 98 passes (tied for fifth in the FBS) for 1,730 yards (third) and 17 scores (tied for third). Stutter-steps around press coverage and into his work. Runs routes with a purpose. Changes route speeds almost at random, creating discomfort in cover corners. Hits accelerator to get over the top on vertical routes. Easy strider with fluid hips in the open field. Impressive plant-and-go separation explosion. Dynamic after the catch. Always competing. Nifty near sideline with ability to deaden feet and make the challenging catch. Outstanding production despite defenses focusing on him.
- Body catcher
- Needs more refined routes
- Didn’t face elite DB competition
- Needs to work back to QB
Analysis: While I don’t have the exact numbers, it seemed about half of Taywan Taylor’s receptions came from bubble screens, jet sweeps and several catch-and-run plays. Route variances could create some issues in systems requiring more timing. NFL route work will have to be more focused with less freestyle. Body catcher who will have the occasional focus drop. If he doesn’t work back harder to his quarterback, body catches could turn into issues with contested catches. Lacked quality cornerback competition across from him for most of his career.
NFL Comparison: Stefon Diggs
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