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 4/28
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Mississippi
T3Jr
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Florida State
CB3Jr
31stJoey Bosa
Ohio State
DE3Jr
41stMyles Jack
UCLA
OLB3Jr
51stDeforest Buckner
Oregon
DE4Sr
61stJared Goff
California
QB3Jr
71stCarson Wentz
North Dakota State
QB5Sr
81stEzekiel Elliott
Ohio State
RB3Jr
91stRonnie Stanley
Notre Dame
T4Jr
101stLeonard Floyd
Georgia
OLB3Jr
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Michigan State
T4Jr
121stVernon Hargreaves
Florida
CB3Jr
131stDarron Lee
Ohio State
OLB4Jr
141stKevin Dodd
Clemson
DE4Jr
151stShaq Lawson
Clemson
DE3Jr
161stA'Shawn Robinson
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DT3Jr
171stLaQuon Treadwell
Mississippi
WR3Jr
181stRobert Nkemdiche
Mississippi
DT3Jr
191stEli Apple
Ohio State
CB3So
201stSheldon Rankins
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DT4Sr
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QB4Jr
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Clemson
CB3So
231stReggie Ragland
Alabama
ILB4Sr
241stAndrew Billings
Baylor
DT3Jr
251stWill Fuller
Notre Dame
WR3Jr