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recxjake
04-29-2007, 02:36 PM
http://gofrogs.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/taylor_herbert00.html


Overall: Taylor was redshirted in 2002. He then stepped in as the starting right tackle for all 13 games during the 2003 season. Taylor again started all 11 games in 2004 and all 12 games in 2005. Taylor started all 13 games during the 2006 season. He tallied 49 consecutive starts for the Horned Frogs at right tackle since taking over as a redshirt freshman in 2003.

Taylor's mobility makes him a perfect fit for a team that features zone blocking and/or values athleticism over size, such as the Colts and Falcons. He has good upside because of his feet and we like the aggressive, smart and physical manner in which he plays the game. If Taylor can get bigger and stronger while adjusting to the NFL, he could become a mid-round steal from the 2007 draft class.

recxjake
04-29-2007, 02:37 PM
Played both Right and Left Tackle

kcfanXIII
04-29-2007, 02:39 PM
project after project. why didn't we just draft troy smith.

keg in kc
04-29-2007, 02:39 PM
project after project. why didn't we just draft troy smith.ROFL

Extra Point
04-29-2007, 02:40 PM
Hightower HS grad-- social work minor-- Police Academy if he gets cut? No stats for 2006. Sunglasses in his pic?

Question mark pick.

Sam Hall
04-29-2007, 02:41 PM
project after project. why didn't we just draft troy smith.

Marques Colston has a message for you.

recxjake
04-29-2007, 02:41 PM
he played in 06, the site wasn't updated

Frankie
04-29-2007, 02:43 PM
"POSITIVES: Shows good hand placement and foot shuffling technique, doing a good job of spinning out to neutralize the edge rush … Runs with a normal stride and shows good flexibility and balance moving in space … Shows functional lateral quickness and slide agility … Plays with good aggression and is a smart player who understands checks, making good adjustments at the line of scrimmage … Motivates the other linemen and is the type who puts in extra hours after practice … Has adequate initial quickness off the snap and is quick to shoot his hands, striking with good pop to gain leverage … Scoops and seals with a quick, aggressive first step and pops up quickly in pass protection … Brings his feet well to gain movement coming off the snap and takes a hard step on contact, flashing explosion to cut and block linebackers … Does a nice job of getting underneath the pads of a defender and has the functional leg drive to wall off … Can seal and shows good ability to widen the hole … Comes out of his stance quickly on traps and pulls, showing good agility to get out and neutralize the defender on the perimeter … Adjusts on the move and lands with modest force … Plays with good patience on the edge, letting the defender make the first move and then countering … Sets with a good base and knee bend in pass protection and shows the ability to extend and separate … Can handle the switches to pick up line stunts and moves well to cut off the speedy pass rusher."

Sounds like Solari might make him a good one.

Tribal Warfare
04-29-2007, 02:44 PM
Sunglasses in his pic?

Question mark pick.


he has retinal light sensitivity

Arrowhead Nation
04-29-2007, 02:44 PM
Strengths: A quick and nimble offensive tackle prospect. He's a natural knee-bender. Possesses good initial burst, takes solid angles to blocks and can get into position quickly. Shows good lateral mobility and is an effective zone blocker. Possesses good range and flashes the ability to get into position at the second level. Gets into pass set quickly and uses arms to ride edge rushers past the pocket. Has quick feet and redirect inside after starting outside. Shows good awareness, keeps head up and does a good job of picking up the blitz as well as stunts. He shows a great passion for the game and plays with a mean streak. He also has an excellent work ethic.

Weaknesses: He's undersized and needs to add bulk to his frame in order to match-up at the next level. Lacks ideal lower body strength and has problems driving defenders off the ball. Lacks the base to anchor versus powerful bull rushers. Doesn't always play under control in space and is an inconsistent cut blocker that lunges too much.

Overall: Taylor was redshirted in 2002. He then stepped in as the starting right tackle for all 13 games during the 2003 season. Taylor again started all 11 games in 2004 and all 12 games in 2005. Taylor started all 13 games during the 2006 season. He tallied 49 consecutive starts for the Horned Frogs at right tackle since taking over as a redshirt freshman in 2003.

Taylor's mobility makes him a perfect fit for a team that features zone blocking and/or values athleticism over size, such as the Colts and Falcons. He has good upside because of his feet and we like the aggressive, smart and physical manner in which he plays the game. If Taylor can get bigger and stronger while adjusting to the NFL, he could become a mid-round steal from the 2007 draft class.

recxjake
04-29-2007, 02:46 PM
I really like this pick

Extra Point
04-29-2007, 02:46 PM
he has retinal light sensitivity

Blade had that too, didn't he?

Bearcat
04-29-2007, 02:46 PM
And he's made up of 85% American parts.

Bearcat
04-29-2007, 02:48 PM
Taylor's mobility makes him a perfect fit for a team that features zone blocking and/or values athleticism over size, such as the Colts and Falcons. He has good upside because of his feet and we like the aggressive, smart and physical manner in which he plays the game. If Taylor can get bigger and stronger while adjusting to the NFL, he could become a mid-round steal from the 2007 draft class.


:thumb:

suds79
04-29-2007, 02:48 PM
project after project. why didn't we just draft troy smith.

Wow that's interesting. Just what kind of Tackle were you expecting in the 6th round???

Most 6th rounders in this draft probably have a hard time just making a team.

They're all projects at this point.

Tribal Warfare
04-29-2007, 02:48 PM
Blade had that too, didn't he?


I'm unsure I've never read the comic, but Mike McMahon had the same affliction called photophobia

Frankie
04-29-2007, 02:49 PM
project after project. why didn't we just draft troy smith.
:rolleyes:

Sam Hall
04-29-2007, 02:51 PM
Hightower HS grad-- social work minor-- Police Academy if he gets cut? No stats for 2006. Sunglasses in his pic?

Question mark pick.

You can't knock a guy for wanting to help society :rolleyes:

Valiant
04-29-2007, 02:52 PM
Taylor's mobility makes him a perfect fit for a team that features zone blocking and/or values athleticism over size, such as the Colts and Falcons. He has good upside because of his feet and we like the aggressive, smart and physical manner in which he plays the game. If Taylor can get bigger and stronger while adjusting to the NFL, he could become a mid-round steal from the 2007 draft class.


Which is odd with the way Herm called plays last year, we were going away from athletic blocking and more for straight ahead power blocking....

tonyetony
04-29-2007, 02:54 PM
I like This Kids attitude.

It's out of my hands now

Herb Taylor was a two-time first-team All-Mountain West Conference performer as an offensive tackle for TCU. He is chronicling his experiences leading up to the NFL Draft, as told to Star-Telegram staff writer Charean Williams.

It's almost here!

A week from today I will for sure know where I'm headed. I can't wait. I was worried a few weeks ago, thinking about it all the time, wondering where I was going. Now, as the time draws closer, I'm just taking it all in and trying to enjoy the experience. I'll never get to do this again.

I know that there is a plan for me. Whatever happens, happens. I'm really just putting it in God's hands. I feel great about it, that it's going to work out for me.
You hear everything. My agent, Jeff Nalley, told me he's heard anywhere from late in the third round to the fifth round.

But who really knows? I mean, no one even knows who the Raiders are going to pick with the first choice. I don't know that the Raiders even know. So who knows where I'm going, or when.

We have heard from the Jets, the Texans and the Packers, and, as you know, I worked out for the Cowboys. I've gotten positive feedback.

I just want to play -- anywhere. Although I grew up a Cowboys fan, and my home is Houston, it doesn't really matter where I play. I just want a chance.

I know one of the things working against me is my size. I'm not 6-foot-5 or 6-6. I'm 6-4. But if you stand me up, back-to-back, with a guy who is 6-5, the difference is between the fingers. If you can play, you can play. It doesn't matter how big you are. I am definitely out to prove my critics wrong.

My main goal is to outplay every tackle in this draft. I want to have a longer career in this league than any other tackle.

I'll probably spend Friday night at my mom's house. The draft starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. At first, I didn't want any kind of party, but the closer it's come, I've decided I do want to do something. So we're going to have food. We'll have barbecue and crawfish, and whoever wants to come through can.

If I don't get drafted Saturday, there will be plenty of food left Sunday. I will go to church Sunday before the draft starts back up.

The big party will come a week after the draft.

We're going to have people over to watch the fight -- Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather -- and to celebrate.

Whatever day I'm drafted, and wherever I end up, it's all going to be good.

ChiefsCountry
04-29-2007, 02:56 PM
I think its a good pick. He will be a right tackle in the league IMO. Good depth which every team needs.

blueballs
04-29-2007, 02:57 PM
And he's made up of 85% American parts.

tiptap
04-29-2007, 03:08 PM
If you have a strong running tackle at RT you can get away with a smaller LT that can protect the QB. Now this is a Tackle that played on a team looking to pass. It is a good gamble.

BigRock
04-29-2007, 03:10 PM
I like him just for his name. SUP HERB.

'Hamas' Jenkins
04-29-2007, 03:11 PM
Taylor is smart, mobile and nasty. Could he potentially project as Wiegmann's replacement, or a better version of Bober who could play a couple of positions on the line?

ChiefsCountry
04-29-2007, 03:17 PM
If you have a strong running tackle at RT you can get away with a smaller LT that can protect the QB. Now this is a Tackle that played on a team looking to pass. It is a good gamble.

TCU was an option based team.

Extra Point
04-29-2007, 03:25 PM
I kind of like the Eli Whitney/ Andrei Kalashnikov approach to the draft:

INTERCHANGEABLE PARTS

the Talking Can
04-29-2007, 04:24 PM
nice pic

http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/tcu/sports/m-footbl/auto_headshot/578439.jpeg

Ultra Peanut
04-29-2007, 04:35 PM
DON'T SWITCH THE BLADE ON A GUY IN SHADES OH NO

the Talking Can
04-29-2007, 04:40 PM
He's a bouncer in a bar in Salina.

He plays paintball on the weekend.

chagrin
04-29-2007, 04:45 PM
Sunglasses in his pic?


Gotta represent mutha fugga!


He did start all games in 2006 though

Count Alex's Losses
04-29-2007, 04:48 PM
He's a guard prospect, not tackle.

PastorMikH
04-29-2007, 05:26 PM
He's a guard prospect, not tackle.



Seems like we have lots of guard prospects. Wished we had some tackles.

ChiefsCountry
04-29-2007, 05:27 PM
He's a guard prospect, not tackle.

Herm said Right Tackle. Thats his natural position.

tooge
04-30-2007, 11:40 AM
the guy started every game for three years, and only gave up 1 sack in each of the last two years and they were coverage sacks. He needs about 15 lbs to bring him to 311 lbs, and that would be great for a guy that is basically 6'4" (6'37/8). so he is a bit of a project, but you have to like this pick in the 6th round.

Direckshun
04-30-2007, 12:01 PM
Like it in the 6th. Why not.