Name: Jonathan Taylor - Position: HB
Height: 5'11 - Weight: 219 lbs
Pro ceiling: Nick Chubb
Analyst : Mike Hrynyshyn
Taylor has track star speed which allows him to break off big plays at a moment’s notice, as evidenced by his offseason this past year being joining the Badgers track team. Taylor has great contact balance which helps him stave off defenders on his way to the endzone. Last but not least, Taylor oozes production, having compiled over 6000 rushing yards in only three years.
Taylor only began being used in the passing game prominently in the 2019 season. He had 24 catches in 2019, but only had 16 catches in his first two years of his college career. Secondly, Taylor has had fumble issues his entire career (17 fumbles) which NFL teams will likely dispute whether a player with a track record of fumbles is worthy of a high pick.
Games Watched: USF, Michigan, Northwestern, Michigan St., Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State (x2)
I still think that Taylor may go in the first round but depending on teams’ views on his fumbling and his 900+ carries on his career he may fall into the middle of day 2.