Trent Taylor   #81 WR

Height: 5-8   Weight: 180   Age: 24

Born: 4/30/1994 Cookeville , TN

College: Louisiana Tech

Experience: 2nd season

High School: Evangel Christian Academy [Shreveport, LA]

REC

19

YDS

150

AVG

7.9

TDS

1

Draft 2017

Pick No.177

Selected By: San Francisco 49ers

Round: 5

Pick (Overall): 34 (177)

Pick Analysis: It is best not to underestimate Taylor because of his lack of size. Only one FBS scholarship offer came his way because of his 5-foot-8, 178-pound frame, but Louisiana Tech has been the beneficiary of their foresight. The Shreveport product played as a true freshman despite his size, both as a receiver and on special teams (28-260, two TD; 6-53 punt returns). Taylor was a second-team All-Conference USA selection in 2014, becoming a focus in the passing game (64-834, nine TD) and making plays as a returner (22-168 on punts). He was a first-team all-conference pick as the team's leading receiver his junior year, making 99 receptions (third-most in the FBS) for 1,282 yards and nine scores. Taylor again was a first-team All-C-USA player as senior, catching an incredible 136 throws in 14 games for the Bulldogs for a nation-leading 1,803 yards and 12 touchdowns. His reception total ranked only behind East Carolina receiver Zay Jones' record-breaking 158 grabs. Taylor also returned punts his final two seasons (13-83 in 2015; 17-178 in 2016), a skill he'll likely get a chance to show in the NFL.

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  1. 49ers select Trent Taylor No. 177 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 29, 2017 at 03:38 p.m.

    The San Francisco 49ers select Louisiana Tech wide receiver Trent Taylor in Round 5 with the No. 177 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Trent Taylor 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: April 3, 2017 at 01:10 p.m.

    Louisiana Tech wide receiver Trent Taylor goes through drills at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

  3. Trent Taylor 2017 NFL Draft profile

    Published: April 12, 2017 at 06:48 p.m.

    Everything you need to know about Louisiana Tech wide receiver Trent Taylor.

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