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NFL Draft: Jawaan Taylor selected No. 35 by Jacksonville

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Jawaan Taylor obviously made the right decision when opting to forgo his senior season at Florida. That point was proven as Taylor was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round. The Jaguars actually traded up with Oakland to obtain the no. 35 pick.

Taylor was a three year starter at Florida and grew into a stable piece along the right side of the offensive line.

Taylor is said to be a dynamic run blocker who should develop into a good pass blocker. The Cocoa, FL native measured at 6-5, 312 lbs at the combine in March.

He’s come a long way since being the first true freshman to start along the Florida o-line in nearly a decade and has cemented himself as a first round pick.

Taylor was projected as high as #7, but ESPN’s Mel Kiper had him ranked as the #16 overall prospect.

However, a late report that Taylor was dealing with a knee injury dropped his stock all the way to the second day.

Taylor could prove to be a steal after falling in the draft, assuming the injury isn’t too serious and he uses the drop as motivation as his career progresses.

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