Linebacker will almost definitely be addressed this weekend at some point and Davion Taylor from Colorado wouldn’t be a bad pick by any means. While Taylor’s religious beliefs did not allow him to play in Friday night games in high school, he was able to play for Colorado in 2018 and 2019.
He does lack experience, but still has what it takes to be a solid NFL player.
At six-foot and 228 pounds, Taylor was an NFL Combine standout. He ran a 4.49 40-yard dash (third among linebackers), put up 21 bench press reps (fifth), jumped 127 inches in the broad jump (fourth), ran a 6.96 three-cone drill (fourth), and ran a 4.26 20-yard shuttle (sixth).
If his NFL Combine performance isn’t convincing enough, Taylor has the numbers to back it up. In 24 total games in his last two seasons, he collected 129 tackles (18 for loss), six pass deflections, three fumbles recovered, and one touchdown.
The experience might not be there yet, but the production shows that Taylor can reach a high potential in the future, and can gain experience by being on a NFL depth chart.
Philadelphia’s front office has only made one addition to the linebacker group this offseason by adding Jatavis Brown. It appears they will stick with the young guys such as Nathan Gerry, T.J. Edwards, and Duke Riley to contribute.
However, it doesn’t hurt to add some depth and a potential starter, and Taylor at this point in the draft could be a great addition.