Positive: Ultra-productive small school defender with average potential for the next level. Quick off the snap, displays a terrific first step, and fires through the gaps up the field. Fluid changing direction, displays the ability to make plays laterally, and gives effort.
Negative: Likes to talk on the field a little bit too much. Does not play with good pad level, gets tall, and makes himself an easy target for opponents. Must improve his balance.
Analysis: Taylor has proven to be a dominant force and possesses a terrific combination of size, strength, and athleticism. He has the skills to be used in a variety of systems and the versatility to line up at a number of positions on the defensive line. He offers good upside but comes with character questions and must prove his outstanding 2010 campaign was not an aberration."
Negatives: Not much of an arsenal... Needs to improve lower body strength... Plays a little too upright at times and can be knocked off balance... On the ground too much... Can be engulfed at the point of attack... Inconsistent technique... Conditioning issues, wears down late in games... Character concerns... Was suspended for a drug related arrest in 2009... Missed two games due to suspension for violating team rules in 2010... Lack of competition playing at the division two level... Developmental prospect who could be taken off some boards due to character concerns!"