Scouting Report on Tyrod Taylorby Mike Farrell - 06/19/2006
Taylor has been compared to former Virginia high school great Ronald Curry for his combination of passing skills and athleticism. The most dangerous quarterback in the country when things break down, Taylor is still a passer first. He has a very quick release that comes from just below his ear and an over-the-top motion that helps make up for his height disadvantage. He has excellent zip on his intermediate ball and can make all the throws with touch and accuracy. Taylor has tremendous instincts and feels the pass rush well. He makes smart pass/run decisions and gives linebackers and safeties fits when approaching the line of scrimmage on a scramble. Taylor is at his best when heâ€™s outside the pocket and is very comfortable throwing on the run. He has advanced leadership skills and doesnâ€™t rattle easily. He needs to get stronger and thicker to play a dual-threat style in college and sometimes tries to do too much on the field. Taylor has quick feet and excellent speed and could play an option style at the next level with a little added bulk.
Mike Farrell is a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com.