Size: 6-6, 309 pounds
Year: Senior (one-year letterman)
High school: Westview (Calif.)
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Taylor Reich was a three-star recruit in the class of 2011 and Scout’s 123rd-ranked offensive tackle (seventh in California). He was named second-team All-Palomar League as a senior in 2010. Reich was part of former SMU offensive line coach Adrian Klemm’s six-man California haul of 2011. He chose SMU offer offers from Nevada and UTEP.
Reich played in six games (no starts), seeing action at guard. He saw a decent amount of snaps in those six games because of SMU’s rotation on a struggling offensive line, but didn’t show much and looked a little slow as he adjusted to speed of the college game and displaying average athleticism. Redshirt juniors usually do not have make such an adjustment, but Reich did because last season was his first season of regular season game action. He redshirted in 2011, missed 2012 with a leg injury and did not play in any games in 2013.
Grade: D+ (on a limited sample size)