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Jets Draft Spotlight: Brandon Taylor

By Alan Schechter

Jan 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; LSU Tigers safety Brandon Taylor (18) tackles Alabama Crimson Tide tight end Brad Smelley (17) during the first half of the 2012 BCS National Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

This morning, we take a look at a guy that the Jets have invited to NJ for a workout, who could be considered for the weak safety position. Spotlight, Brandon Taylor, LSU.

Take a look at a full scouting report here


5’11″ 209 pounds

He ran a 4.58 in the 40 yard dash.

In 2011, he recorded 71 tackles and 2 INTs.

Pros: He has excellent instincts at the safety position, he is rarely out of place on the field.  He’s a very physical player.

Cons: At 209 pounds, he will need to bulk up a bit for the NFL.  He’s also not great in man coverage.

Take a look at some video and you be the judge:

He clearly likes to come up and stuff the run. Anyone that can throw his body into run stopping can be an asset to the Jets defense. He would be a good value for some depth, although I would like to see a guy that’s better in the pass coverage.