Vincent Taylor
Round 4-5
Quality Backup

Vincent Taylor

Defensive Tackle
Oklahoma State
  • Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 304
  • 40-Yard: 5.07
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Has decent size and is strong and powerful. When he stays low, he can get a push and be disruptive in the run game. Flashes getting rid of blockers quickly. For being a marginal athlete, he has surprising sack production. Plays hard.

Weak Points

Not a top athlete for his position. Has tightness in his hips and knees. He's a short strider with average change of direction. Has a tendency to get tall.

The Way We See It

A fourth-year junior who is entering the draft. Was a backup in 2014 and a starter the past two seasons. He plays hard and gets tackle production, but he doesn't look good doing it. He's a marginal athlete with average change of direction and can get tall but he makes plays (51 tackles, 7.0 sacks in 2016). Has natural strength and power and can be disruptive, especially when he stays low. He may be limited in the variety of schemes you can use him in, doesn't really project well for a team that plays a lot of 40 fronts. I see him as a rotational player but probably not a starter. His best fit is as a nose in a 3-4 scheme.