2017 NFL Draft

Taylor Hart, DT

School: Oregon  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Tualatin, OR
Height/Weight: - / - lbs.
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05/11/2014 - A closer look at the Eagles' picks: Round 5/141 - Taylor Hart, DE, 6-6, 281, Oregon...Hart, like Huff, played for Chip Kelly at Oregon. He was a five-technique two-gap defensive end with the Ducks, which is how the Eagles also plan to use him. Kelly called him a "relentless football player." He has the length the Eagles want in a 3-4 defensive end. - The Sports Xchange

03/26/2014 - 2014 Pro Days: De'Anthony Thomas clocked at 4.34 at Oregon workout...Defensive lineman Taylor Hart showed off his underrated athleticism with times in the high 4.8s at 6-foot-6, 284 pounds. According to a report from NFL.com, Hart was asked to work out as both a defensive end and outside linebacker by Indianapolis Colts' defensive line coach Gary Emanuel. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/03/2013 - 2013 ALL-PAC-12 SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL Taylor Hart, Sr., Oregon...Has been selected All-Pac 12 Second Team for the 2013 college football season as voted on by the Pac-12 Head football coaches. - Oregon football

09/13/2013 - Scouting the Oregon run defense: Oregon gave up just 124 yards on 39 carries against Virginia, but it could have been better without one play. Take away a 45-yard touchdown run and the Cavaliers would have average just over two yards per carry. - The Sports Xchange

08/13/2013 - TOP OREGON PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 5. DL Taylor Hart (6-5, 292, 4.87)...Despite the fact that Hart's eight sacks in 2012 were nearly double that of Dolphins' first-round pick Dion Jordan (five), the long-armed, highly versatile defender is rarely mentioned as one of Oregon's better NFL prospects. Should Hart continue his playmaking ways now that offenses will be focusing their blocking assignments on him (rather than Jordan), that could change quickly, however.

Asked to attack the quarterback as a defensive tackle, defensive end and as a stand-up rusher, Hart's production was no doubt influenced by opponents being forced to pass often. But he's proven himself to be a standout since redshirting in 2009, playing in all 40 games since that time. Given an honorable mention nod by conference coaches after each of the past two seasons, Hart could be in position to gain significantly more recognition in 2013. He possesses a naturally large frame with good overall musculature and long arms. Despite his long arms, Hart shows impressive upper body explosiveness to jolt would-be blockers and create separation. He is surprisingly athletic, showing not only the ability to side-step laterally to keep contain but also when in pursuit. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com


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