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Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 237
40: 5.01
Year: 5Sr

Bruce Taylor

School: Virginia Tech
Position: ILB
Bio: Three-year starter who finished with 76 tackles/10.5 tackles for loss/5.5 sacks as a senior. Junior numbers included 53/7/5, despite missing four games with a foot injury. Posted career-best totals of 91/15.5/6 as a sophomore.
Positive: Explosive linebacker who fights to make plays in every area of the field. Explodes up the field filling gaps in run defense, displays good sideline-to-sideline range, and effective in pursuit. Breaks down well, effectively uses his hands to protect himself, and sells out on the blitz. Forceful defender who moves well laterally, yet also gets depth on pass drops. Quick and for the most part remains disciplined with assignments. Has a burst to the action and attacks ballcarriers.
Negative: Bites on play action or ball fakes occasionally. Average skill in coverage. Seemed slow to return from his foot injury in 2012.
Analysis: Taylor is a hard-nosed football player who presented himself as a dominant defender prior to his injury of 2011. He's a tough run defender who stays with the action and will be a very good addition at inside linebacker for a 3-4 defense.

Updated 2/26
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