Taco Charlton   #97 DE

Height: 6-6   Weight: 275   Age: 24

Born: 11/7/1994 Columbus , OH

College: Michigan

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Pickerington Central HS [OH]









Draft 2017

Pick No.28

Selected By: Dallas Cowboys

Round: 1

Pick (Overall): 28 (28)

Pick Analysis: Vidauntae "Taco" Charlton continually improved during his Michigan career. The first-team All-Ohio selection "crossed the border" from Pickerington, a Columbus suburb, to play for the Wolverines (along with tight end Jake Butt). He played mostly on special teams as a true freshman (two tackles), then saw his playing time increase in 2014 (19 tackles, 5.5 for loss, 3.5 sacks, one start). Though Charlton started just three games as a junior, he was a strong contributor on passing downs (30 tackles, 8.5 for loss, 5.5 sacks). Everything came together for him in 2016, garnering first-team All-Big Ten honors after leading Michigan with 9.5 sacks among his 13 tackles for loss.


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  1. Cowboys select Taco Charlton No. 28 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 11:31 p.m.

    The Dallas Cowboys select Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton No. 28 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Instant Draft Grade Taco Charlton: B

    Published: April 27, 2017 at 11:30 p.m.

    NFL Media's Matt Smith, Bucky Brooks, and Lance Zierlein give Taco Charlton a B draft grade.

  3. Five facts: Taco Charlton

    Published: April 21, 2017 at 04:14 p.m.

    How did Taco Charlton get his nickname? Here are five things you should know about the Michigan defensive end.

  4. First Draft: Taco Charlton

    Published: April 11, 2017 at 02:55 p.m.

    Taco Tuesday is not just a day of the week, it?s a state of mind? especially for Michigan defensive end Vidauntae ?Taco? Charlton. After leading the Wolverines with 9.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss en route to an All-Big Ten first team selection, the player who goes by the Twitter handle @TheSupremeTaco looks to reign supreme on draft day, and beyond.

  5. Taco Charlton 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: March 30, 2017 at 05:35 p.m.

    Michigan defensive end Taco Charlton goes through drills at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

  6. Taco Charlton's Pro Day highlights

    Published: March 24, 2017 at 03:51 p.m.

    Check out the highlights from Michigan defensive end Vidauntae "Taco" Charlton at Michigan's Pro Day.

  7. Taco Charlton explains how he got his nickname

    Published: March 24, 2017 at 12:58 p.m.

    NFL Network's Mike Mayock talks with Michigan defensive end Vidauntae "Taco" Charlton at Michigan's Pro Day.

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