With the 73rd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers have selected Brandon Taylor, S LSU.
Taylor is a hardworking safety who was a physical presence for a highly touted LSU defense the past three years. There are some small hitches in his play that limit his draft value, but starting at LSU for three years is a testament to his NFL potential. He is a physical safety who likely will be selected late based off his experience at a high level.
Taylor is a physical safety who enjoys getting in the mix to support the run. He is an effective box player who puts himself in good positions when being the eighth man. He is highly productive and effective as a tackler, and he likes to throw his body around at receivers and let his presence be known. He can be dragged by some bigger players at times, but he rarely falls of a tackle.
Taylor struggles when covering in man, and in three years rarely has been put in a position where he has to do so. With the type of corners and athletic linebackers LSU has trotted onto the field during his tenure, Taylor has been able to play in the box to support the run and has little work in covering receivers.
How would you grade this pick? Does Brandon Taylor meet the Chargers needs and provide good value? Sound off in the comments below!
Labels: NFL Draft 2012
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