2011 NFL Draft Profile: Tyrod Taylor - Virginia Tech, QB

LANDOVER MD - SEPTEMBER 06: Quarterback #5 Tyrod Taylor of the Virginia Tech Hokies throws as defensive end #98 Ryan Winterswyk of the Boise State Broncos chases at FedExField on September 6 2010 in Landover Maryland. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

Height: 6-0

Weight: 217lbs

PROS: Production at Virginia Tech increased each season. Fantastic athlete at the quarterback position who can make a lot of plays with his legs and improvise when things break down. Has a very good arm that can make all of the throws. Throwing mechanics are sound with an over the top throwing motion. Makes a lot of big plays with both his arms and legs. Had a strong showing at quarterback at the East West Shrine game. Looked the most consistent the entire week of practice.

CONS: Struggles with his accuracy throwing down the football field. Overall height will be a problem at the NFL level. At times will rely too much on his legs and take off when it isn’t necessary. Can lock on to a receiver at times and stare them down. Played in a spread offense that didn’t require a lot of reads. Tended to make some boneheaded plays in big spots during his career.  Makes too many mistakes, but most of the mistakes are from trying to force a play. Some will note he should think about a position switch, but his best bet is sticking as a potential long-term back up quarterback option.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Join Big Cat Country

You must be a member of Big Cat Country to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Cat Country. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker