Chargers Trade Up To Select LSU SS Brandon Taylor

Jan 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Eddie Lacy (42) carries the ball as LSU Tigers safety Brandon Taylor (18) attempts to tackle him during the BCS National Championship game at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

The Chargers traded with the Miami Dolphins for the 73rd pick in the draft to select LSU S Brandon Taylor. They traded away their 78th and 183rd pick.

ALl of a sudden AJ recognized picking players from big time programs and with a nice track record! I LOVE IT!

Here is the scouting report from Pro Football Weekly:

Positives:

Very good size — lean, muscular build. Athletic. Reads and reacts. Runs the alley. Good body control and ball skills to play the ball in the air. Consistent intensity. Outstanding personal and football character — well-respected by teammates and coaches. Cares about the game, is coachable and takes care of his body.

Negatives:

Has a cornerback build and lacks bulk. Average speed and leaping ability. Stiff in transition and showed poor agility at the Combine 3-cone drill, clocking a time of 7.32 seconds. Inconsistent physicality and results as a tackler — does not always arrive under control to break down. Has man-cover limitations.

Summary:

A lean, high-cut, try-hard, character player who was LSU’s defensive leader as a senior. Has make-it qualities to stick as a reserve/special-teams player if he tackles more consistently

Topics: Brandon Taylor, LSU

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  • zeus619

    Brandon Taylor is a solid pick. Safety’s were getting picked up pretty quick, good thing we got our strong safety before there was none to choose from.

  • zeus619

    Good Draft. DEFENSE will be amazing next year can’t wait for the start of season. 
     

  • JonVivian

    Completely forgot about Brandon. Good move by AJ. He’s done an excellent job in this draft so far I am pumped and ready for football.
     
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  • SandyPeisner

    Their were several safety that graded higher the Bolts passed on. I think this is a good pick.
    Happy with first 3 picks. All solid

  • ThomasBell

    Found out that Brandon Taylor’s brother plays for the Raiders. Sounds good to me.

  • Bleu

    everyone has ben raving about harrison smith out of notre dame but i believe this guy is a real steal and he may have the neccesary tools to make an impact with his play. this guy has great tackling skills……..

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