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Scouting the draft: Boise St. CB Jamar Taylor

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  April 4, 2013 11:37 AM

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Name: Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State

Overview: Fast and strong with desirable credentials, Boise State's Jamar Taylor finds himself as the prospect of interest for a number of franchises including the Patriots, Giants, 49ers, Lions, and Vikings. He had a stellar combine, running a 4.39 40-yard dash and threw up 22 reps in the bench press (225 pounds), tied for best among all cornerbacks. But he also was a top performer in the 20-yard shuttle (4.06 seconds) which better measures a player's quickness. He was a three-year starter at Boise State and All-Mountain West first team in 2012. In 2012, he compiled 51 tackles, 2.5 sacks, four interceptions, 13 passes defensed, and three forced fumbles. Scouting reports note his good instincts and speed, but harp on his technique. Taylor is projected in either the first or second round, allowing for the possibility to fall to the Patriots at No. 29 overall.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 192

Workout results (combine)
40-yard dash: 4.39
Bench: 22
Vertical jump: 35 inches
Broad jump: 127 inches
3-cone drill: 6.82
20-yard shuttle: 4.06

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