ProDay – March 27th
DOB – NOV 25 1997
Height – 6’5″ Weight – 334 lbs
Jawaan Taylor was built in an offensive tackle lab. Listed at 6’5” 338-lbs, Taylor has the ideal physical measurables to dominate the competition in the National Football League. While his height and weight are obviously impressive, his length is also one of his biggest strengths. Taylor possesses great length which allows him to reach defenders with ease at the point of attack. Taylor rarely struggles with length from edge rushes due to his ability to mirror defenders length with his own. For his size, Taylor is extremely athletic and has some of the best footwork out of any of the offensive tackles in this class. In pass sets, Taylor is able to gain enough depth to take away the deep edge of the pocket, but also enough short area quickness and length to not give up the inside when taking deeper pass sets. When run blocking, Taylor plays with a mauler mentality. When working in space he shows the ability to break down in the open field to wash linebackers out of the play. Taylor plays with great violence in his hands. He stayed extremely healthy at Florida, never missing a game due to injury. Has experience at both left tackle and right tackle.
Jawaan Taylor has few holes in his game, but there is always room for improvement. Hand placement and hand technique can be inconsistent at times. Will mistime his strikes, and get too far outside of the numbers of defenders which will draw flags in the NFL. At times, Taylor can struggle with being too aggressive out of his stance and give up his length and leverage due to overextending.
Jawaan Taylor, 65, picked a good game to put out his beat tape. Handled Brian Burns better than any1 this year
– Expl kick, light feet
– Squares Burns, maintains patient
– Late hands but light feet + good base allow recovery
– Power to gain control
– Mirror thru contact pic.twitter.com/qGRmEiQNmC
— Matt Lane (@ChiefinCarolina) January 31, 2019
In most draft classes, Jawaan Taylor would easily be the best offensive tackle in the draft, but thanks to Jonah Williams and Cody Ford, he has a bit of competition. Taylor has an incredible blend of size, length, power, and athletic ability for a 6’5” 328-lbs right tackle. Taylor played most of his snaps at right tackle for the Gators but has the tools to play on the left side if need be. Taylor also played a few games at left tackle in his time at Florida. With his ability to dominate as both a pass blocker and run blocker — he will be viewed as a first-round prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft, and his stock will likely continue to rise after he blows up the combine in Indianapolis.