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Taylor Price (WR)
  • Height:
    6'0"
  • Weight:
    204 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/2 in.
  • College:
    Ohio
  • Conference:
    Mid-American
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Selected by: New England Patriots
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 26 (90)
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Pick Analysis: The Patriots add Taylor Price to bolster the speed of their receiving corps. The former Ohio star has outstanding athleticism, and is a big-play threat with the ball in his hands. Though he hasn't consistently played to his talent, his potential makes him an intriguing prospect worthy of consideration at this point.

Overview

Price has rare speed for a bigger receiver and has garnered a lot of attention as his senior season progressed. He is explosive off the line and breaks down the cushion on defenders before they know it. He can avoid the press and shows the ability to get in and out of his breaks with the kind of burst that separates from even the best of cover corners. He makes acrobatic catches and looks very comfortable when reaching out to pluck the ball away from his body. He still needs some work on setting defenders up and selling fakes, but there is a lot to work with on this guy, and some team is apt to take him earlier than the public expects.


Strengths

Price has good size and possesses a great first step to consistently get early separation. Fights through press coverage and sinks his hips well to get open out of breaks. Has great body control and catches errant passes with ease. Superior lateral agility makes him a threat to gain extra yards after the catch.

Weaknesses

Raw athlete who does not consistently disguise his routes, which neutralizes his excellent athleticism at times. Does not take the proper angles blocking and struggles to stick with defenders. Production has never matched his talent, even in a non-BCS conference at the college level.

Grade

7.3

 
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