The Seahawks took Darrell Taylor in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. To get more info on Taylor, I asked five questions to All for Tennessee.
The Seahawks surprised probably a lot of people by taking Texas Tech’s Jordyn Brooks in the first round. Fine. Seattle does things like that. But then Seattle made another pick in the second round that surprised nearly as many. This is when the Seahawks took Tennessee’s Darrell Taylor.
Taylor is potentially a very good player. He has good size, great speed and an awesome motor. In college, he either did not have enough help early in his career or played a position later that did not require him to get after the quarterback on every down of every game. Still, he produced good numbers.
Yet, 12s seem underwhelmed a bit with Taylor. Maybe it is name recognition. Or maybe it is the fact his sack numbers weren’t massive in college. They were solid, mind you. But they weren’t the kind where a 12 might be like, “Whoa! This Taylor guy got 18 sacks his senior year!” Maybe this is one reason I hope we are wrong but we only gave him a grade of C+ on the day of him being drafted.
To get more information on Darrell Taylor I went to one of the great sources. Caleb Calhoun of FanSided’s Tennessee Volunteers site All For Tennessee was nice enough to answer five important questions about how Taylor will help the Seahawks in 2020 and beyond. Here are his answers.