At 6-3 and 246 pounds, Hilee Taylor is considered too small by most NFL standards to be an every-down defensive end in this league. That's a major reason why he wasn't selected until the seventh round of the 2008 draft despite registering double-digit sacks totals his senior season at the University of North Carolina.
July 4, 2008
North Carolina DE Hilee Taylor caught the attention of the NFL with 10.5 sacks and 16 tackles for a loss in 2007. He's already worked out for two top AFC teams and is on site at his first of three NFL team visits. Find out who's looking to add his speed to their pass rush in this exclusive Scout.com feature.
April 11, 2008
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Since joining the Tar Heels, Hilee Taylor has shown potential for becoming a feared pass rusher for the school that produced two of the finest ever – Lawrence Taylor and Julius Peppers. But injuries and difficulty keeping on weight have slowed his progress. Now, he may be ready to prove what he's capable of at UNC.
August 9, 2006
North Carolina defensive end Hilee Taylor recorded three tackles, 2.5 sacks for losses of 22 yards and a forced fumble in North Carolina's 40-17 victory over Duke to earn ACC Defensive Line Player of the Week honors. The Tar Heels allowed a season-low 234 total yards, including 58 yards on the ground. Taylor set a true freshman school record for sacks in a season with 4.5.
November 22, 2004