Noah Taylor
Noah Taylor  LB  North Carolina | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Noah Taylor
Height
6-4
Weight
238
College
North Carolina
Position
LB/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Silver Spring, MD
64.5
Player Rating
56
PositionRank (LB)
4.52
FortyYD Time
Sacks
3.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
28
Sol tackles
14

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

Noah Taylor LB/EDGE North Carolina
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: MULI-ROLE LB
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.52 seconds (92%*)
Age: 24.3 DOB: 11/04/1999
Measurables:
Height: 6-4 (89%*) Weight: 238 (42%*)
Hands: 8 5/8 (10%*) Arm: 32 5/8 (57%*) Span: 78 7/8 (89%*)
Forty: 4.52 (O) (92%*)
Bench: 22 (C) (51%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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PLAY STYLE: MULI-ROLE LB
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.52 seconds (92%*)
Age: 24.3 DOB: 11/04/1999
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-4 (89%*) Weight: 238 (42%*)
Hands: 8 5/8 (10%*) Arm: 32 5/8 (57%*)
Span: 78 7/8 (89%*)
Forty: 4.52 (O) (92%*)
Bench: 22 (C) (51%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 64.5 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
75%
Pass Rush:
70%
Run Defense:
63%
Coverage:
74%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #438 Position rank: #56
College Games: 46 College Snaps: 2371
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 76/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #121 Pos Rank: #89 State Rank: #21
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87.27 Stars 247 RATING: 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 Virginia.

In 2018 as a freshman Taylor saw action in just 3 games and played a total of 10 snaps for the Cavaliers. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops.

As a sophomore for the Cavaliers in 2019 Taylor played in 14 games and took part in 673 snaps for the Cavaliers. He recorded 37 tackles, 11 assists, while adding 28 stops. In coverage Taylor made one pass breakup, 2 interceptions, and an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 29.2. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 26 total pressures, and 16 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and 5 sacks during the year.

In 2020 as a junior Taylor played in 9 games and contributed on 535 snaps. He recorded 29 tackles, 10 assists while making 22 stops. In coverage Taylor chalked up 2 pass breakups, one interception, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 115.2. As a pass rusher, he produced 16 total pressures, which included 7 QB hurries, 5 QB hits, and 4 sacks on the year.

In 2021 as a senior Taylor logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 707 snaps for the Cavaliers. He also added decent 51 tackles, 16 assists, and 36 stops. While in coverage Taylor made 2 pass breakups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 110.4. As a pass rusher, he tallied 19 total pressures, which included 12 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 4 sacks on the season.

After season's end Taylor transferred to North Carolina where as a fifth year senior for the Tar Heels in 2022 Taylor played 8 games and took part in 446 snaps for the Tar Heels. He also added 23 tackles, 6 assists, and 15 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 21 total pressures, which included 17 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 3 sacks on the season.
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.

Noah Taylor percentiles vs other Linebackers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Noah Taylor (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
356.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
57.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.