Noah Taylor
Noah Taylor  LB  North Carolina | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Noah Taylor
Height
6-5
Weight
235
College
North Carolina
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Silver Spring, MD
63.2/100
Player Rating
77
PositionRank (LB)
4.52
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
15
Sol tackles
9

Noah Taylor LB North Carolina | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Noah Taylor LB North Carolina
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #562 Position Rank: #77 (LB)
40 time: 4.52 seconds
Height: 6-5 Weight: 235
Hands: 8 3/4 Arms: 33 1/2 Span: 79
Date of Birth: 11/04/1999 Age: 22.10
Overall Rating: 63.2 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
00%
Pass Rush:
57%
Run Defense:
00%
Coverage:
00%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #77
College Games: 1
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (76/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #121 Pos Rank: #89 State Rank: #21
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (87.27/100 )
Ovr Rank: #599 Pos Rank: #40
Draft Profile: Bio
Noah Taylor from The Avalon High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Taylor joined North Carolina.

In 2019 as a freshman Taylor saw action in just one game and played a total of one snap at Edge Rusher for the Tar Heels. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Reacts well to draw plays and misdirection, sniffs out screens to his side of the field. Keeps his eyes in the backfield when rushing the passer and uses hands and strength to stay in the play.
  • Best attribute. Extreme quickness off the edge, has the flexibility to turn the corner.
  • His ability to anticipate gives him legitimate sideline-to-sideline range. He’ll work hard to disengage when Taylor has to, and he has the long arms and heavy hands to shed blocks.
  • Taylor shows good speed and closing burst when blitzing.
  • Has the dynamic athleticism to be a force on the edge. He’s a fluid mover with bend-and-dip flexibility as a pass rusher, and he uses his long arms to ward off blockers.
  • He’s a natural in coverage, with the movement skills of a defensive back in man coverage against tight ends.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • As explosive as Taylor is as an athlete, he needs to become a better finisher.
  • Taylor is in a hurry to get upfield but shows poor instincts when locating the ball against the run.
  • He lacks the speed of a chase and- tackle guy. Taylor lacks twitch as a pass rusher and lacks the feet and flexibility to threaten around the edge.
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How other scouting services rate Noah Taylor (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
533.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
79.0