Jonathan Taylor talks about Wisconsin RB fraternity at NFL Scouting Combine
There’s no question that Wisconsin has become one of the premier destinations for talented running backs. The program has produced so many great players at the position, several of which have experienced success at the college and professional level.
Jonathan Taylor is hoping to be the next one to shine in the NFL.
During his career at Wisconsin, Taylor produced incredible numbers. He rushed for 6,174 yards, eclipsing the 2,000-yard mark each of the last two years. Taylor tallied 50 rushing touchdowns and added four more receiving scores to his name — all of those coming during the 2019 season.
On Wednesday, while meeting with the media during the NFL Scouting Combine, Taylor talked about Wisconsin’s prestigious running back fraternity, and how former players helped him during his time as a Badger.
“James White, Melvin Gordon, Corey Clement — who was a guy right from my area — those guys, it’s like a fraternity,” Taylor said. “When you join the running back group at the University of Wisconsin it’s like a fraternity. You don’t know it until you get into it, but it’s definitely a fraternity and they’re always looking out for me, always making sure that I’m OK. I lean on those guys for advice. When I was in school I leaned on those guys for advice, I’m still leaning on those guys for advice as far as the process.”
Taylor is hoping to improve his draft stock this week at the NFL Scouting Combine, as he’s one of a handful of former Badgers participating in Indianapolis. He’s considered one of the top running backs available in the 2020 draft class, but hasn’t been included as a first-round pick by many.
He’ll have this week to change some minds.