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Tyrod Taylor (QB)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    217 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 in.
  • College:
    Virginia Tech
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Baltimore Ravens
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 15 (180)

Pick Analysis: The Ravens need some depth at QB, and they get an athletic guy to fill a backup role in Taylor. He's a got a good arm and is a nice change from Joe Flacco.
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Overview

Taylor is a hard working kid that has improved every year, but it is unclear if he can play quarterback at the next level. He has a quick release and a strong arm, but he is somewhat erratic as a passer. He also does not show the consistent sound decision making to be an efficient quarterback. His greatest asset is his athleticism and he should be able to contribute immediately as a running back, receiver or return man. A terrific senior season, where he completed nearly 60% of his passes, has helped his draft stock and he could sneak into the third round.


Strengths

Taylor is an excellent athlete with a thick muscular build. Has excellent mobility and continually evades the rush while keeping his eyes downfield. Has above average arm strength and flashes the ability to fit the ball into tight windows on short to intermediate routes. Team leader and fierce competitor.

Weaknesses

Does not possess adequate height and too many of his passes are knocked down at the line. Sloppy footwork prevents him from stepping into throws making him an erratic passer. Locks onto receivers and often telegraphs his throws. Struggles breaking down coverage and makes too many ill-advised throws.

Grade

5.6

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - QB Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 01:16 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

  2. Is Tyrod Taylor the next Vick?

    Published: March 25, 2011 at 06:50 p.m.

    Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor stops by to answer questions including whether his game is modeled after Mike Vick.

  3. 2011 combine workout: Tyrod Taylor

    Published: March 7, 2011 at 07:04 p.m.

    Check out Virginia Tech QB Tyrod Taylor as he competes in the drills at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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