Tyrod Taylor Scouting Report

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Tyrod Taylor Scouting Report

Position: QB
Conference: ACC
School: Virginia Tech Hokies
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #5
Height & Weight: 6'1 - 217 lbs.
Drafted 6.15 in 2011 by BAL

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.51
Vertical jump37.5
Broad jump10'6
Three-cone drill6.78
20-yard shuttle4.09

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Tyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech

Back in 2007, Tyrod Taylor was thrown into the mix as a freshman. He was behind Sean Glennon on the depth chart, but still threw 134 passes, completing 72 of them for 927 yards and five touchdowns. Of course, it was with his feet where Taylor made the biggest impact. Taylor was on more on equal footing with Glennon in 2008 and took a majority of Virginia Tech's snaps. While he still made plenty of progress with his feet, Taylor was extremely inconsistent passing the ball and threw for seven interceptions and just two touchdowns.

Taylor turned into the face of the Hokies program by 2009. He was still a dangerous threat with his feet, but Taylor started to throw the ball much more often, completing 56.0 percent of his passes for 13 touchdowns. He also threw just five interceptions, a vast improvement over just one year prior. The numbers for his senior season were even more impressive as Taylor emerged as a better passer in just about every possible way. His completion percentage went up and in 315 pass attempts, he threw just five interceptions.

Whether Taylor ends up playing quarterback in the NFL is another question. His delivery is very poor and will not work at the next level. If any team wants him to be a quarterback, they will have a lot of work to do. However, Taylor is a decent enough passer who can fit into a wildcat scheme in certain situations. Since it is extremely unlikely that Taylor will ever be a full-time quarterback in the NFL, he is not worth a draft pick until the fifth or sixth round.

Last Updated Apr-02-2011 by Joel Welser

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