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Brandon Taylor

Brandon Taylor - #18 - SS

Height: 5-11 1/4
Weight: 209
Speed: 4.54
Arm: 31 1/4
Hand: 9 1/2
Wingspan: 75 1/8
Birthdate: 01/29/1990
Hometown: Franklinton, LA
Grade: 5.23

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/22/2012 LSU Pro Day 5-11 3/8 207 9 1/4 31 1/2 75 16 4.37 11.72 6.98
02/29/2012 Combine 5-11 1/4 209 9 1/2 31 1/4 75 1/8 4.54 9'10" 33 1/2 4.37 7.33
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 5-11 1/8 202 9 1/8 31 1/2 75
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 5-11 3/8 196 9 3/4 31 1/4 75 3/8 4.60

 

Notes:

Was named the Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year his senior season as a Louisiana prep. Saw action in all 13 games in 2008, managing four tackles, one pass defended and zero interceptions. Started 10-of-13 games played at strong safety in ’09 and recorded 41-4-2 with one tackle for loss. In ’10, registered 44-5-0 in nine starts at strong safety before a right foot injury (ligament and bone damage) against Alabama ended his season. Wore uniform No. 15 in his first three seasons. Was selected to wear No. 18 for the ’11 season by head coach Les Miles for representing what it means to be a Tiger on and off the field. Started all 14 games at strong safety in ’11, recording 71-5-2 with 7 1⁄2 tackles for loss and one sack. Team captain. Did not bench-press at the Combine because of a left shoulder sprain.

Positives:

Very good size — lean, muscular build. Athletic. Reads and reacts. Runs the alley. Good body control and ball skills to play the ball in the air. Consistent intensity. Outstanding personal and football character — well-respected by teammates and coaches. Cares about the game, is coachable and takes care of his body. 

Negatives:

Has a cornerback build and lacks bulk. Average speed and leaping ability. Stiff in transition and showed poor agility at the Combine 3-cone drill, clocking a time of 7.32 seconds. Inconsistent physicality and results as a tackler — does not always arrive under control to break down. Has man-cover limitations. 

Summary:

A lean, high-cut, try-hard, character player who was LSU’s defensive leader as a senior. Has make-it qualities to stick as a reserve/special-teams player if he tackles more consistently.


Brandon Taylor's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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