J.J. Taylor - Arizona

Height/Weight - 5'5/185/Hands-8.5"

Age/Birthday - 23 Years Old, (January 3, 1997)

Combine/Pro Day Results - 40-4.61, Vert-34.5", Broad-118.0"

Class - RS Junior

ConferencePac 12 South

2019 - Rushing: 148/721/4.9/5  Receiving: 32/289/9.0/0

2018 - Rushing: 255/1434/5.6/6  Receiving: 16/133/8.3/0

2017 - Rushing: 146/847/5.8/5  Receiving: 12/49/4.1/2

2016 - Rushing: 38/261/6.9/2  Receiving: 2/16/8.0/0

 

NFL Player Comparison - Tarik Cohen, Boston Scott, Dion Lewis

Current ADP - 60+ (Rookie Drafts), 300+ (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

 

  • Dynamic and explosive player that’s a threat to take it the distance every touch

  • He will press the hole, shows very good short area agility, with sturdy & compact frame

  • Plays with good vision, footwork & instincts on inside zone-reads is excellent

  • Shows the ability to plant his foot & get north/south in a hurry, willing in pass pro

  • Very strong base, runs tough between the tackles sufficient hands out of the backfield

  • Great route runner vs LBs and is very difficult to tackle or cover in open space 

  • Has the ability to stop/start on a dime & execute dynamic cuts well outside his frame

  • Ability to separate, secure hands, feet are great & with excellent creativity

  • Does well to set up tacklers and he doesn’t offer much surface area for defenders

  • Extremely slippery in space as he wiggles out of his share of tackle attempts

  • Incredibly twitchy juke moves, executes lateral jump cuts, & rapidly changing directions

  • Love how he's willing to bang between the tackles despite it not being his calling-card

 

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Runs hard, but due to his size & physicality of the NFL won't be an every down player

  • Doesn’t project well as a face up pass protector when cutting bigger stronger rushers

  • Limited upside as a special teamer, potentially limiting his overall value

  • Isn’t going to move piles with leg drive & break tackle attempts with physicality

  • Does not have elite breakaway speed and will get chased down by third-level defenders