Phil Taylor Scouting Report
Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor - Baylor (HT: 6-3¼ - WT: 334)
Combine 40: 5.20 - Position Rank: 5 of 55

Positives: Reasonably good quickness... Good first step... Violent hands... Strong lower body... Very good strength at the point of attack... Plays with good power... Does a nice job shredding blockers... Gets a good push... Can bull his way into the backfield... Good swim move... Good closing speed... Good balance... Plays the run well... Can be unblockable in one-on-one situations... Can anchor... Space eater... Can be difficult to move... Occupies double teams... Tough... Plays through injuries... Good upside... Selected All-Big 12 second team for the 2010 season... Character issues seem to be in the past, dismissal from Penn State was a true wake-up call... Schematic versatility, fits as 3-4 NT, many Gabe Watson similarities.

Negatives: Marginal lateral mobility... Seems to struggle trying to maintain low pad level, plays a little too high at times... Rises almost instantly off the snap... Doesn't always keep his head up as he pushes into the backfield... Inconsistent... Not very instinctive... Lacks range... Doesn't always give a good effort... Not a hard worker... Conditioning issues, wears down late in games... Gets too heavy, has been as high as 385 lbs... Durability concerns, missed the first nine games of 2007 season with knee injury... Dismissed from Penn St. with academic issues and for his involvement in an off-campus fight... Rebuilt draft stock following a poor 2009 season, though he played through turf toe... A boom or bust type prospect.

  107 58 49 16 1 1 2 0
2007 Penn St.   20 12 8 3 0 0 0 0
2009 Baylor   25 8 17 ½ 0 1 2 0
2010 Baylor   62 38 24 7 2 1 0 0 0

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