Photo of Lorenzo Taliaferro
Drafted By: Ravens

Combine Results

Grade
5.24 ?
  • 4.58 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 18 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 118.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.88 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.22 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Taliaferro had a 34-inch vertical jump and 10-foot broad jump at Coastal Carolina's pro day.

  • 6'0" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 229LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/8" Hands

Overview

The Virginia prep rushed for 1,678 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior. Spent two seasons at Lackawanna College (Scranton, Pa.), recording 19 carries for 96 yards (5.1-yard average) and one TD and nine receptions for 68 yards (7.6) and one TD in 10 games in 2010. In 10 games in 2011, recorded 76 carries for 431 yards (5.7) and three TDs and 12 catches for 193 yards and four TDs; also had 22 kickoff returns for 579 yards (26.3) and a TD. Moved to Coastal Carolina for the 2012 season and saw action in 12 games (three starts), posting 80 carries for 357 yards (4.5) and four TDs and four catches for 38 yards and no TDs. Missed the season opener against North Carolina A&T with an undisclosed injury. Had a monster 2013 campaign, earning Big South Offensive Player of the Year honors after leading the conference with 1,729 yards on 276 carries (6.3) and 27 TDs in 15 starts. He added 23 catches for 153 yards and two TDs. The Walter Payton Award finalist set 11 school records and five conference rushing marks. Team captain.

Analysis

Strengths

Outstanding size. Very good production. Is patient and follows his blocks. Finds creases and is adept navigating through traffic without losing speed -- good eyes. Nice spin move. Competes hard. Strong short-yardage producer. Runs hard and usually falls forward. Catches outside his frame. Helps chip in pass protection and is alert to see the blitz. Good football intelligence and awareness.

Weaknesses

Has very small hands. Limited speed and burst to the perimeter. Monotone runner who takes time to get rolling downhill. Much of his production is blocked for him. Plays in a spread offense where he is usually moving laterally at the snap and not stepping downhill. Stiff route runner. Regularly matched up against lesser competition.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

Bottom Line

A big, small-school producer with a solid all-around skill set to compete for a job as a role player in a zone scheme. Will need to contribute on special teams to earn a spot.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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