Phil Taylor Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'4 - 340 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
Taylor has the physical tools to be a solid tackle at the next level, but he needs to be productive during his senior season with the Bears to boost his draft stock. So far Taylor is doing just that. Through seven games he already has tallied a career high 28 tackles and added 5.0 tackles-for-loss, one sack and one forced fumble. Taylor is Baylor's clog in the middle of the defense and is beginning to live up to his potential.
He will need to keep it up the rest of the 2010 campaign to make scouts take notice. Taylor has decent quickness and strength at the point of attack, but it is likely that he will need to have a good NFL Combine to really grab some attention. He can move up to the third round area if all goes well, but he will probably stay a late to mid-round prospect.
4/6 Update: Everything has gone very well for Taylor. He finished off his collegiate career on a high note and made a huge impact at all the pre-draft workouts. Just about every NFL team that is in need of a nose tackle is eyeing Taylor right now and that could boost him into the latter part of the first round. His mobility for a player his size has some scouts drooling and it would be a surprise if he dropped past the second round.