Phil Taylor scouting report

Phil Taylor DT Baylor

Ht: 6’4″

Wt: 337

Massive nose tackle who has the ability to be an effective space eater immediately at the next level. Has the raw strength to take on multiple blockers and hold his ground. In one-on-one matchups he’s unblockable.
Transferred from Penn State after being charged with felony aggravated assault in 2007. Inconsistent; didn’t really take his game to an elite level until 2010. Not much of an athlete; won’t make plays in pursuit and won’t get to the quarterback often. His role at the next level will be limited to nose tackle.
Taylor has the potential to start at nose tackle immediately. However, there are concerns about his character, relating to some off-field problems as well as his overall maturity and work ethic. Ultimately Taylor should still be a high pick because players with his size and ability just don’t come around often. As long as he stays out of trouble, he has a relatively low floor, with a very high ceiling. At the very least, he should be an effective part of a defensive line rotation.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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