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Coogs
04-17-2011, 11:02 AM
http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46897

Phil Taylor has foot condition; May fall

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Rob Rang is reporting it, confirmed by teams and Baylor doctors.

Apparently, Taylor has bones in both feet growing together, which cannot be cured with surgery. He will have pain for the rest of his life and his big weight makes it worse. May give teams pause to take him in Round 1 and cause a slight fall, but who knows.

doomy3
04-17-2011, 11:09 AM
If he's there in the second, I would probably be OK drafting him, but I will not be happy at all if he's our first rounder.

the Talking Can
04-17-2011, 11:10 AM
just can't get stoked about this guy, in spite of how bad we need a nt

Ebolapox
04-17-2011, 11:20 AM
I've wanted powe more than him for a long while now. this doesn't change anything.

SNR
04-17-2011, 11:43 AM
just can't get stoked about this guy, in spite of how bad we need a ntThere are NTs to be had in this draft. Some of them, I think, are even better than Taylor without the foot injury.

Mr. Laz
04-17-2011, 11:45 AM
anyone else notice a trend of "omg, he's injured so don't draft him" rumors lately?

SNR
04-17-2011, 11:51 AM
anyone else notice a trend of "omg, he's injured so don't draft him" rumors lately?Bowers, Taylor, and....?

Chiefshrink
04-17-2011, 11:53 AM
anyone else notice a trend of "omg, he's injured so don't draft him" rumors lately?

This!! Ingraham's knee and now Taylor's foot. Teams must be fired up about these guys then and playing poker:thumb:

Chiefshrink
04-17-2011, 11:53 AM
Bowers, Taylor, and....?

Ingraham

Chiefshrink
04-17-2011, 11:55 AM
There are NTs to be had in this draft. Some of them, I think, are even better than Taylor without the foot injury.

This. Powe and Ellis:thumb:

SNR
04-17-2011, 11:57 AM
IngrahamGotcha.

Injuries usually don't amount to much as long as it's not long-term. Phil Taylor's foot cannot be corrected through surgery, so it sounds like it will linger for the rest of his career. That's far more of a concern than Ingram's knee or whatever injury Bowers has (I can't remember and don't feel like looking it up).

And regardless of this injury, I didn't want Phil Taylor in the first round. This changes nothing for me.

Chiefnj2
04-17-2011, 01:16 PM
Looks like he'll make some money suing his doctor's and Baylor for disclosing confidential medical info to the media.

DA_T_84
04-17-2011, 01:42 PM
Okay, so let's cross him off the list for #21.

At 21, the pick could be:

- OLB (Houston, Ayers, Smith, Please God Miller fall)
- WR (None outside of the top 2 are worth it here)
- OT (Carimi or Sherrod)
- C (Pouncey, and Pouncey alone)
- QB (CK10 as the dark horse)
- IF WE GO NT (Muhammad Wilkerson, Liuget)

DA_T_84
04-17-2011, 01:44 PM
Looks like he'll make some money suing his doctor's and Baylor for disclosing confidential medical info to the media.

The team doctors probably already know. These guys get poked and prodded like cattle. No ones gonna spend millions and their first draft pick unless they know what comes with it.

Mr. Laz
04-17-2011, 04:19 PM
Source Refutes that Baylor DT reportedly red-flagged medically
Aaron Wilson

April 17, 2011 Bookmark and Share Print This

Baylor defensive tackle Phil Taylor's feet checked out fine at the NFL scouting combine medical recheck, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

The source refuted a CBS Sports report that Taylor has been red-flagged due to having bones growing together in his feet that could cause significant pain for the big defensive lineman.

"No team has an issue with him," the source said.

The source theorized that teams were trying to downgrade the first-round draft prospect's stock in hopes of him falling to them.

"If he was a 190 pound player, it might be different," a source told CBS Sports. "Or, if he was an older player and you were only signing him for a few years, it might be different. But, it is pretty hard to invest a first round pick in a player who you know coming in is being red-flagged by the doctors. This isn't just our team, by the way. Every team gets the MRIs. Every other team is seeing this too."

According to the CBS report, more than one team had an issue with Taylor's feet.

Taylor had eight official visits, including: the New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers and the New Orleans Saints.

Taylor conducted three private workouts with the Browns, Chiefs and an undisclosed AFC playoff team.

Taylor is regarded as a rising prospect on draft boards, especially after the Senior Bowl where he shoved around blockers.

Taylor is a big, strong anchor at 6-foot-3, 334 pounds.

At the scouting combine, he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.09 seconds and bench pressed 225 pounds 31 times.

Taylor recorded 62 tackles, seven for losses and two sacks last season and was named second-team All Big 12.

Taylor transferrred from Penn State after being suspended after a fight at the student union during a fraternity function.

A felony aggravated assault charge was eventually dropped, and Taylor didn't get into any trouble at Baylor and was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's honor roll.

During his first season in Waco, Taylor recorded 25 tackles 2 1/2 for losses, a half-sack, one interception and two blocked kicks.

Mr. Laz
04-17-2011, 04:20 PM
teams trying to get him to fall to them or agent trying to salvage his client?

ROFL

RedThat
04-18-2011, 09:49 AM
As stupid as this may sound, I would like for the Chiefs to draft a center.

Pouncey? I wouldn't mind the pick. Hopefully he could fall to #21. What are the chances? And he may be the best pick at that time? The Chiefs could use a center. Wiegman's old and I certainly don't want to see Niswanger in there again. That position could use an upgrade.

Detoxing
04-18-2011, 09:51 AM
As stupid as this may sound, I would like for the Chiefs to draft a center.

Pouncey? I wouldn't mind the pick. Hopefully he could fall to #21. What are the chances? And he may be the best pick at that time? The Chiefs could use a center. Wiegman's old and I certainly don't want to see Niswanger in there again. That position could use an upgrade.

It's not stupid at all. It's our biggest hole.

A running team with one frail running back, no center and a marginal QB?

Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

RedThat
04-18-2011, 09:57 AM
It's not stupid at all. It's our biggest hole.

A running team with one frail running back, no center and a marginal QB?

Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

True. Even if they did draft a center to add to what your saying, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea if they could somehow find another RB in the later rounds or via free agency. But for some reason I think they're going to stick with Thomas Jones even though I don't think they should.