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Jawaan Taylor, 21, used to weight around 380 pounds. Now he is about 70 pounds lighter and a potential first-round pick. Taylor played primarily right tackle for the Gators but sampled the left side, too. He is not a perfect prospect and didn’t do much to improve (or lower) his stock at the NFL Combine since he only benched, but Taylor showed steady improvement throughout his three-year Florida career as his fitness improved. He was reportedly a great combine interview as well.

Size

6-5, 312 pounds

Combine notables

Arms: 35 1/8 inches
Bench: 24 reps

What the analysts say

“Throwback right tackle with adequate foot quickness for pass-protection duties and above-average size and nastiness to fit the “road grader” model. Taylor strains to cave, kick or drive his opponent out of the way. His feet are good enough to slide out on speed rushers and redirect them past the pocket, but his hustle to protect his edge will expose him to inside moves from power counters.” – Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

“Jawaan Taylor is an impressive prospect: his mobility, length and functional power have the makings of a franchise offensive tackle. Taylor offers positional diversity, but his work in combo blocks, climbing to the second level and ability to reset the LOS make him a very attractive target in a gap/power system. Taylor has good hip hinge in his hips to play with grace in his pass sets and if he’s able to clean up his hands, Taylor has an extremely high ceiling as a starter.” – Kyle Crabbs, The Draft Network

What PFF says

-16th in pass-blocking efficiency
-Reduced sacks, QB hits and hurries allowed in junior season
-Committed 12 penalties in 2018

Chart via Pro Football Focus Draft Guide

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