Vincent Taylor – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Vincent Taylor

DT

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DT Oklahoma State 96 JR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'3 300 5.07 6'3 304 34 3/8 10 1/8

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
5.07 28.5 9'0 26 7.58 4.72

Overview:

Taylor was very productive at Oklahoma State, playing in 36 career games, where he had 112 tackles, 22.5 for loss, and 12.0 sacks. He has great size, along wth good speed, he is very experienced, and is a sure fire tackler. He also gets good pressure on the quarterback, he is a good pass rusher, he creates havoc on defense, and he is a run stuffer. He is also a defensive play maker, a tough nosed player, and a special teams standout when it comes to blocking field goals or extra point attempts. He does have issues with faster backs at times, but that does not hurt his game. With that said, I view Taylor as a late day 2, to early day 3 pick, where he will be a key rotational player on the defensive line for whoever picks him.

Strengths:

Has great size

Tackling machine

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

Very experienced

Gets good pressure on the QB

Is a good pass rusher

Put up good sack numbers

Sure fire tackler

Creates havoc on defense

A special teams standout on Field Goal defense

A run stuffer

A defensive play maker

A tough nosed player

Has good speed

Did a great job of getting the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

He has issues with faster back at times but that does not hurt his game

Career Stats:

Games Played: 36

Tackles: 112

Tackles For Loss: 22.5

Sacks: 12.0

Pass Breakups: 2