Jamar Taylor was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2013 draft – 54th overall. The Dolphins, to put it nicely, need some help at defensive back. They ranked near the bottom of the league in pass defense. Along with signing veteran cornerback Brent Grimes, he and Taylor should make a real solid combo for Miami.
As some of you guys know – I live in Tampa, Florida – about four hours away from Miami. I’ve been a Dolphins fan since I was six. If you don’t follow me on twitter, let’s just say I was pretty excited about the Fins drafting my boy Jamar. If you do follow me on twitter, I’m sorry I had to subject you to my barrage of tweets… I got thrown in “twitter jail” for tweeting so much!
One thing I found extremely funny, was all the Dolphins fans on twitter who acted like they knew who Jamar Taylor was. The only things they really knew were his 40 time (4.39) and that he went to Boise State! But after Boise’s recent success of players in the NFL – people are starting to seriously recognize BSU – ESPECIALLY these DB’s! (Read the article by the extremely smart, savvy, and handsome Heath Dreger – about the success of the BSU DB’s in recent years)
Jarrell Root ,former BSU defensive lineman, currently is a Dolphin. I believe Root is on the practice squad, but don’t quote me on that one. Legedu Naanee was a Dolphins during training camp last year before he got cut.
One thing Dolphins fans are pumped about, in a sort of joking manner, is the initials JT being back in Miami. Jason Taylor is a soon-to-be hall of fame defensive end and current ESPN analyst – and of course has the same initials and last name of Jamar Taylor. Kind of random but I thought I’d just point that out.
All of my Boise State pals are pumped. All of my Dolphins pals are pumped. I’m pumped. Jamar is pumped. This is gonna be awesome!
Enough of my rambling.. Let’s see some of the tweets from the professionals about the new JT and the Fins.
The #Dolphins have selected CB Jamar Taylor! Great pick, well done Ireland.
— Phins Phocus (@Phins_Phocus) April 27, 2013
MIami just selected one of my favorite players in the draft, Boise St CB Jamar Taylor. Consistent player on every tape I studied. Rock solid
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) April 27, 2013
At No. 54, instead of trading it to the Chiefs, the Dolphins select Boise St. CB Jamar Taylor. Big CB. Like this pick.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 27, 2013
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 27, 2013
Below is an awesome highlight tape/get your heart burning for football video on Jamar
— BSURecruit (@BSURecruits) April 27, 2013
Taylor,on Dolphins webcast, says he’s often overlooked:”I have a real big chip on my shoulder right now and I’m going to continue to work.” — Bronco Beat (@IDS_BroncoBeat) April 27, 2013
With how much I tweet, it took me forever to find this.. They didn’t trade back to 18 – they just waited till 54.. Check the date.
Before JT got drafted lol
Miami! RT @j_moore_92: Jamar is gonna end up New England
— Mike Singer (@Mike_RTB) April 26, 2013
The prototypical cornerback in the NFL is big, fast, strong, good ball skills, and quick hips. JT is the prototypical cornerback and I believe (maybe I have a little bias) that he’s going to be a top ten corner in the NFL!