Steven Taylor – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Steven Taylor

OLB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
OLB Houston 41 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'1 225 4.77

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle

Overview:

Taylor was a tackling machine for Houston, with 331 tackles, 50.0 for loss, and 25.5 sacks. He has good size, he can line up at both outside linebacker, and inside linebacker. He is a dynamic pass rusher, he also gets good pressure on the quarterback, and he is a good cover linebacker. The only issue is he does not have elite speed. I truly believe Taylor has 1st round talent, but due to not playing the highest level of competition, I expect Taylor to be be a day 3 pick, likely in the mid round range.

Strengths:

Tackling machine

Sack machine

Has good size

Lines up at both OLB and ILB when needed

A dynamic pass rusher

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Gets good pressure on the QB

Good cover LB

A hard hitter

A sure fire tackler

Does a great job of getting the QB and back down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Does not have elite speed but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 51

Tackles: 331

Tackles For Loss: 50.0

Sacks: 25.5

Interceptions: 4

Pass Breakups: 13