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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 5/7
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51stSammy Watkins
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Michigan
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Pittsburgh
DT4Sr
101stEric Ebron
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TE4Jr
111stBlake Bortles
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QB4Jr
121stZack Martin
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CB4Sr
141stC.J. Mosley
Alabama
ILB4Sr
151stDarqueze Dennard
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WR3Jr
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S3Jr
191stOdell Beckham Jr.
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201stRyan Shazier
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OLB3Jr
211stHasean Clinton-Dix
Alabama
S3Jr
221stBrandin Cooks
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WR3Jr
231stJason Verrett
TCU
CB4Sr
241stTeddy Bridgewater
Louisville
QB3Jr
251stLouis Nix
Notre Dame
DT4Jr