Tennessee’s best NFL prospect in 2020 is pass rusher Darrell Taylor, who will likely find out his new home on Friday night of the draft. The 6-4, 255 pound edge prospect finished his Tennessee career with 8.5 sacks during his senior season, backing up an eight sack season during his junior year.
That production, along with his prototypical size and athleticism, has Taylor firmly in the mix to go inside of the top 75 picks. On the day before the draft begins, Taylor sat down and discussed his feelings heading into the weekend.
"I learned a lot from them the last two years of my career at Tennessee. They coached me really hard and prepared me for what I'm about to go into now."@darrelltaylorst is ready to give his all for whichever franchise that calls this weekend.#NFLDraft // #PoweredByTheT pic.twitter.com/eIz1539dhj— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) April 22, 2020
“I’m not really nervous,” Taylor explained. “I’m just feeling excitement. I’ve heard a lot of good news. I’m just full of excitement. And I’m ready for the draft to happen so I can hear my name get called.”
Taylor’s name has can be found all over mock drafts in the third round range, but we’ve seen pass rushers go earlier than expected several times before. It’s a premium position in the league and Taylor has the tools to be a good one in the NFL.
Stay tuned for full coverage from the draft, along with undrafted free agent news on Saturday.