Jordan Taylor, WR

School: Rice  |  Conference: C-USA
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Denison, TX
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 209 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Player Overview

Recruited as an "athlete" when he arrived at Rice he made impressive one handed catch during his first spring practice and the rest is history. He was recognized his senior season with second-team All Conference-USA honors after leading the Owls in receptions (54), receiving yards (842), and touchdowns (7). It also marked the third straight season Taylor led the offense in catches and yards. He led the team in touchdowns in two of the last three years and finished second in 2012.

Taylor was invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game after establishing himself as one of the top receivers in the Conference-USA. His back-to-back seasons as second team All-Conference-USA over the last two years help make Taylor a legit NFL prospect.

Upon his arrival in St. Petersburg for the all-star game about six pounds lighter than his normal playing weight after battling the flu. Taylor said his normal playing weight is between "210 and 215" the weight he hopes to be back at for his Pro Day. His college major in Kinesiology, also known as human kinetics may be helping him on the field. It appears his time studying the way the human body moves and reacts has translated to his ability to get open on the field.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: He possesses a legitimate NFL frame with long arms (32 3/8"). He has nice size and shows good body control. Uses his size to his advantage and knows how to highpoint the football. For a long strider he showed an above average amount of quickness in and out of his breaks at times. Performed well during his week of practices at the East-West Shrine Game and could be a player who has a more productive career in the NFL than he did in college.

WEAKNESSES: He has limited run-after-the-catch ability and average speed and elusiveness. Watching him he looks like he lacks that top gear and may be more of a possession catcher who could struggle to get separation at times. He tends to round into his cuts. Taylor uses his body to shield defenders. For his size he should be a better blocker.

-- Bo Marchionte

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