The Dolphins doubled up on defensive tackles in RD 6, and overall to that point, spent 5 of 6 picks on the defensive side of the ball. While Davon Godchaux is more of a slippery, elusive DT, Taylor is more of a power penetrator with a good strong burst. Taylor had some good production at Oklahoma State. He started 34 games over his 3 years at Okl. St., and his last season, his Junior season, Taylor racked up 51 tackles (31 solo), 13 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 1 PD, 2 FF’s and 1 FR. Pretty solid season.
Taylor is not ideally built for a DT, he is big in his upper body, but too thin and narrow in his lower body. He was projected by Lance Zierlein to go RD 6-7, and that’s exactly where he landed. He’s not going to be expected at this point to be anything more than a guy in the rotation, providing he makes the team. He does have some good upper body strength, but a lack of general flexibility and lower body girth and power may hinder his chances. He has a shot to make the team, but he has some competition, and can also land on the PS, if he doesn’t make the 53.
GO DOLPHINS! Zero in!