The Atlanta Falcons have been busy working out 2013 NFL Draft prospects from schools like San Diego State, UCLA, and Boise State out west. Draft insider and analyst Tony Pauline is reporting that the Falcons are working out Boise State Broncos star cornerback Jamar Taylor today. The Falcs could use a corner in this draft class, and Taylor is a quality corner who can potentially end up in the Falcons hands in the late second round.
Taylor has solid ball skills and is a solid all-around player who is lauded for his versatility. He’s a tad underrated overall, and I could even see him getting selected by the Falcons in the first round. It’s a risk for Atlanta to wait for him to fall into their hands in the 2nd round, but it is certainly possible for him to still be on the board at that time. There is no doubt in my mind that Taylor is worth a second-round selection, but I don’t have a first-round grade on him.
The Falcons biggest position of need is most likely at cornerback, and that’s what this team should address in the first round. If Desmond Trufant somehow slips by the New England Patriots and other teams in this draft, then the Falcons would definitely snap him up (at least, that’s what they should do). Taylor might be worth the late first-round selection, but that’s a call the Falcons “brain trust” will have to come up with- this visit will help. Thomas Dimitroff is one of the best in the business, so I’m sure the Falcons will make the right call. Just keep Taylor’s name in mind, though, because he’s an underrated prospect deserving of a top 50 selection.
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