As the 2020 NFL Draft continues drawing closer, more are starting to take a closer look at the running back position. One of the top prospects in this draft class is Wisconsin standout Jonathan Taylor, who many believe will be the top workhorse back that comes out of this draft.
While J.K. Dobbins is the flashy prospect at the position, Taylor’s numbers speak for themselves.
In 2019 with the Badgers, Taylor ended up carrying the football 320 times for 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also caught 26 passes for 252 yards and another five touchdowns. Those numbers show big-time potential.
Leading up to the NFL Draft, Taylor spoke out about what sets him apart from the rest of the running backs in his class.
“One of the biggest things is the consistency that I’ve shown,” Taylor said. “If you look at the next level, what makes a great back, an elite back and a legendary back is the consistency. Being able to come in each and every single Sunday, each and every single year and be able to play at that high level.”
Taylor is without question ready to come in immediately and play a role for whoever drafts him. Some think the Miami Dolphins or Los Angeles Chargers would be ideal landing spots for him. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could also be an intriguing place for him to end up.
It will be interesting to see who ends up taking Taylor. His numbers and consistency are obvious and no one can take that away from him.
Expect to hear more about Taylor in the coming weeks. He is certainly one of the most interesting prospects to keep an eye on and will make the team that drafts him very happy with their decision.
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