Devin Taylor NFL Draft Profile

Devin Taylor NFL Draft Profile

Devin Taylor, Senior, Defensive End, South Carolina



As a redshirt freshman Devin Taylor started to show what he could do with his large 6-7, 249 pound frame. The defensive end was a part-time starter and totaled 28 tackles, with 5.5 tackles-for-loss and 2.0 sacks. He also made some big hits and forced two fumbles. His first forced fumble came in the opening snap of the season opener against North Carolina State and led to the game’s only touchdown in South Carolina’s 7-3 victory. That was not a bad way to start off his collegiate career.

Taylor really made a name for himself in 2010 and garnered plenty of All-SEC accolades. On the year he tallied 46 tackles and a 13.0 tackles-for-loss, 7.5 sacks and 11 quarterback hurries. He even broke up eight passes and intercepted one.


Final Projection:

What makes Taylor different from the usual defensive end is his 6-7 frame. He is still working on adding more strength and weight, but his size makes life extremely difficult for the opposing quarterback. Even if Taylor fails to get into the backfield, he will get his hands up and knock down plenty of passes or, at the least, get in the way of shorter quarterbacks trying to find a receiver.


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