Steelers Select: Eric Taylor

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected NT Eric Taylor of Memphis.

Eric Taylor
Ht: 6-3 Wt: 295
Position: DT
Date of Birth: 12/14/1981
Hometown:(Franklin, TN)
College: Memphis

Three year starter who posted 82/10/4 as a senior also intercepting 1 pass and breaking up 8 more.

Positives: Nice sized, athletic two-gap lineman that is one of the hidden gems in this year's draft. Breaks down well, quick changing direction and makes plays up and down the line of scrimmage. Adjusts off the initial block, stays on his feet and displays a burst of speed getting to the play. Good run defender, effective in pursuit and a tough prospect that likes to mix it up and get involved in the action.

Negatives: Must bend his knees and learn to play with leverage. Lacks balance, ducks his head and not explosive in any aspect. Slow locating the action.

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