It’s hard to imagine that a college running back who has totaled over 6,000 rushing yards and 50 touchdowns hasn’t received enough recognition and praise heading into the NFL Draft. One analyst believes that’s the case when it comes to former Wisconsin back Jonathan Taylor, though.
During NFL Path to the Draft, analyst Bucky Brooks said he doesn’t feel like Taylor has received enough love heading into the draft, despite having an outstanding career at Wisconsin and posting solid numbers at the scouting combine.
“It’s hard to call someone with two 2,000-yard seasons a sleeper but Jonathan Taylor from Wisconsin hasn’t gotten enough love during this pre-draft process,” Brooks said. “You’re talking about someone who’s 220 pounds, runs a 4.39, has the production that I previously stated, has done it in a big way on a big stage. The Wisconsin running back deserves more love. He is someone that is going to get more attention on draft day.”
Taylor was the B1G’s best back for three consecutive season, leading the conference in rushing yards each year he was wearing a Badgers uniform. By last season, the Badger back added pass-catching to his skill set, making him an even more attractive pick at the running back position.
Heading into the draft, Taylor is considered to be a late-first or early-second round draft selection. It should be interesting to see where he lands this week.