Taylor and his family were victims of Hurricane Katrina, and relocated to San Antonio, where football became an outlet for him. He graduated as a first team All-Texas selection, which is huge.
As a freshman, he finished with 13 tackles and one TFL. As a sophomore, he totaled 48 tackles, 8.5 TFLs, and five sacks, to go along with one PBU, one QB hurry, and one blocked kick.
As a junior, he finished with 51 tackles, 13 TFLs, and seven sacks. He added one PBU, two QB hurries, and two forced fumbles.
Fires off the snap, and wins the battle in the trenches.
Solid upper body strenght, which allows him to create a push into the backfield.
Plays well in the gap, and slides through to the backfield.
Long arms, and gets extension.
Can get to the QB.
Does not have a ton of lower body power.
Has short area speed bursts, but long game is limited.
Can get knocked off his route to the play with a narrow base.
Plays too high, needs to level pads better.
Does not play with any real lateral ability.
Taylor does not have a ton of balance or anchor in the middle of the line, which is tough for him. He plays with a narrow base, and does not push as much as he could. He played well as a college player, but it is doubtful if he can be more than a rotational or back end guy on the next level.