Vincent Taylor Leads Defensive Front Seven

Vincent Taylor is expected to be a leader for the Oklahoma State defensive in 2016.

If all goes according to plan, Vincent Taylor won't be on the field for more than 60 plays a game this season. That will be a change from the 2015 season when Oklahoma State's standout defensive tackle rarely left the field.

But thanks to a depth chart that goes three deep at defensive tackle – Taylor, Darrion Daniels and Baylor transfer D.Q. Osborne at one spot and Motekiai Maile, Vili Leveni and Eric Davis at the other position – it shouldn't be that way this season, beginning Saturday afternoon when OSU opens the season against Southeastern Louisiana.

Defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer is hoping that the 6-3, 310-pound redshirt junior continues to improve as much as he did from his freshman season in 2014 to last season. Taylor's 48 tackles and five sacks were the highest totals for any Cowboys interior lineman during the Mike Gundy era (2005-present).

He started all 13 games a year ago and is going to be a leader on defense for this year's Cowboys.

Taylor visited with's Austyn Iven as the Cowboys prepare for Saturday's opener.

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