Players

Devin Taylor  

Height: 6-8   Weight: 275   Age: 30

Born: 11/15/1989 Seabrook , SC

College: South Carolina

Experience: Season

TCKL

93

SCK

15.0

FF

4

INT

0

Combine 2013

Combine
Stats:

  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.3 secs
  • 40 Yard Dash4.72 Secs
  • 3 Cone Drill6.89 secs
  • Vertical Jump35.0 inches
  • Bench Press14.0 reps
  • Broad Jump128.0 inches

Strengths

Taylor possess an ideal athletic frame for a strong-side defensive end. He stands at 6-foot-7, weighs 275 pounds, and it appears as if his frame is far from maxed out. Long strides can eat up grass quickly once he gets started. Fights through the B-gap on inside rushes. Height, length and big hands make him capable of regularly knocking down passes or at least obscuring his vision. Strong tackler, long arms make him difficult to completely avoid and is tenacious in getting ballcarriers to the ground once latched on. Hustles down the line when unblocked and downfield to chase plays, also gives strong effort fighting through double teams on the edge and when dropped into short zones.

Weaknesses

Height and long legs prevent him from having elite short-area agility, change of direction ability, and closing speed. Often times can be lethargic in coming off the ball. Stands up almost immediately off the snap. Takes time to rip off blocks with long arms and slower hands, can be moved out of the hole by better linemen. Lacks flexibility to keep his balance while turning the corner. Shorter defenders can easily pop his chest, also gets knocked off his pass rush route (or to the ground) due to his height. Needs to use his length to full advantage, extending his arms to keep distance from tackles.