ProFootballTalk.com wrote:We know, we know. We've got Miami safety Sean Taylor going too low in our mock draft.
And we might have to reshuffle the deck in light of Taylor's performance at Saturday's Pro Day work out at the "U"'s Coral Gables campus.
Taylor scaled back his workout due to a "tweaked" hamstring, but scouts were still impressed by what they saw.
"He was just fine out there,'' said Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Dave Campo. "He certainly didn't hurt himself at all with the workout. He's a very smooth athlete -- and big. He's a very impressive football player.''
Others gushed at the overall quality of the draft-eligible Hurricanes.
"Maybe five or six guys will be first-round picks,'' said Houston Texans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer. "They have an excellent program here. It's like a mini combine."
Source: Taylor Impressed in Limited Work
...And this one...
ProFootballTalk.com wrote:A league source tells us that, despite published reports singing the praises of Miami safety Sean Taylor in the wake of his Saturday workout at the "U"'s Pro Day, Taylor's workout "sucked."
(Litigation avoidance alert -- the following quotes are the opinions of a league insider, not statements of fact.)
Per the source, Taylor "ran slower than expected, he was out of shape, looked listless in the drills, and did everything half-assed."
It was reported that Taylor cut the session short due to a tweaked hamstring. "The 'tweaked' hamstring," said the source, "was an excuse for not being in shape.
"We are not stupid," the source added. "If you have a ham[string] pull, you are not able to do drills. He did the drills but only like an out of shape fat guy. He was sucking wind big time."
As a result, the source predicts that Taylor "is not one you can trust and I see his draft stock falling. He has had weeks to get ready for this workout and wasn't. What does that tell you?"
The source summed up his thoughts as follows: "[This is] [a]nother case of a very immature junior who thinks he is better than he is. I wouldn't touch the guy. A great talent, but what are you buying? A potential bust. He is no different than Clarett and others who think that we owe them something. We owe them nothing. These are job interviews and they are failing big time."
Source: Taylor's Workout "Sucked"