Steelers draft superlatives for an intriguing rookie class
The biggest flirt:
And the winner of the biggest flirt, or best-looking player on paper, is Calvin Taylor Jr.
Taylor earns this award for one reason; he’s 6’9 and 310 lbs. Currently listed as a DE, Taylor has incredible size which should aid in him finding his way onto practice squads. That said, his tape is littered with play that shows just how raw he is as a player.
He has very weak instincts and next to no pass rush plan after the snap. As well he needs to add a lot of strength to his build to play more consistently. While his immense size and decent senior season stats will cause a lot of people to think he can be more, Taylor has a long way to go in his development.
Considering his size and lack of refined skills at the position, Taylor makes sense to try and switch to OT. He could serve as a developmental player during that time and see if he can stick. I’m sure when he arrives at Latrobe fans will gawk at his size, just don’t expect his play to be as impressive as his size.