Photo of Adrian Taylor
Grade
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  • 34 REPS
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 311LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

Taylor is a talented football player that has a difficult road to the NFL after tearing his Achilles tendon during his senior season. If he recovers fully, he has the potential to be a quality reserve at the next level. He is very strong at the point of attack and is very difficult to move out of holes in the running game. He does not show the pass rushing skills to consistently put pressure on the quarterback, but he generates a good initial surge and can improve with better hand play and counter moves. Taylor's injury will likely make him an undrafted free agent.

Analysis

Strengths

Taylor has great length and adequate bulk. Has a quick first step and a violent punch to shock blockers on their heels. Uses his hands to effectively control opponents and is strong enough to anchor against the run. Flashes a powerful bull rush to collapse the pocket.

Weaknesses

Does not have the range to make plays from the backside or the closing burst to get after the quarterback. Not an advanced pass rusher and lacks a repertoire of counter moves. Plays high at times when fatigued limiting his good strength. Has serious durability concerns.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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