Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Reasons to move Davion Taylor from LB to safety

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1. This one’s easy. Just watch the film.

Tell the truth. How many of you spent a ton of time watching YouTube highlight reels following the selection of each of these prospects? It’s probably safe to say that many of you haven’t watched a ton of Colorado Buffaloes football over the past two seasons, but catching up on what Taylor’s done over that time frame is time well spent.

There are no issues with physical deterioration as he only played in 24 games at the collegiate level, but he made each one of his appearances count. 129 total tackles, including 100 that were of the solo variety were the result of a nice run in Boulder.

Included in those 129 stops were 18 tackles that resulted in a loss of yardage. Add that to two sacks and six pass breakups, and you see why Philly is interested. Sure, the game film is amazing, but it’s the guy that you get off of the field that’s even more special. Recently, Taylor spoke with Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro. Here are the results of some of that conversation.

The physicality is there. So is the correct mindset. Let’s talk about a few of his athletic gifts. You’ll want to spend some time looking at these.