Height: 5-10.5
Weight: 205
40: 4.61
Year: 4Sr

Darnell Taylor

School: Sam Houston State
Position: S
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors the past two seasons. Senior totals included a team-leading 100 tackles/ 2 interceptions/5 pass breakups after 128/1/5 as a junior.
Positive: Smallish but physical safety best when making plays up the field. Aggressive and quick against the run. A hard-hitting defender who works to get involved in the action. Forceful at the point of attack, gets through blocks, then squares into ballcarriers and wraps up when tackling. Displays a good head for the ball, stays with assignments, and works well with teammates.
Negative: A liability in man coverage. Does a lot of face guarding. Lacks the speed to stay downfield with opponents. Suffered a serious leg/knee injury late in his senior campaign and will need time to rehabilitate.
Analysis: Taylor has been a productive small-school defender and plays like a linebacker on the field despite his safety size. He overcomes his poor measurables with smart and tough play, two intangibles which could help him catch on as a ninth defensive back/special teams player at the next level if he's healthy.

Updated 4/28
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