Cincinnati Bengals: 3 Senior Bowl Linebacker Prospects to Watch
There always seems to be a player or two in every draft class that garners attention despite getting a late start to their football careers. This year, Davion Taylor from Colorado appears to be that type of prospect.
Taylor didn’t even lace up his football cleats until college, spurning the gridiron for track and basketball instead.
The experience in those sports along with his 6’2″, 225 pound frame gives him all the potential in the world, especially in coverage. The 20-year-old doesn’t necessarily have the experience many coaches would desire, but the blank slate he offers is enticing.
He should have no trouble catching the attention of the Bengals coaching staff with his incredible speed for the position and his ability as a hybrid defender. For a Cincinnati team that badly needs that kind of player in an ever changing NFL, Taylor could be the perfect prospect with enough time to develop.
As things stand, he should be available on day three of the draft. That gives the front office the ability to address other positions of need and still be able to add the Colorado play-maker to the fold, if they desire. Taking a flier on a player with so much room to grow may be too hard to pass up for Duke Tobin and company.