Jawaan Taylor
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Taylor in 2019
No. 75 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1997-11-25) November 25, 1997 (age 24)
Cocoa, Florida
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:312 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school:Cocoa (Cocoa, Florida)
College:Florida
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Games played:49
Games started:49
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jawaan Taylor (born November 25, 1997) is an American football offensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida.

Early years

Taylor attended Cocoa High School in Cocoa, Florida. He was originally committed to the University of Miami to play college football before switching to the University of Florida.[1][2]

College career

Taylor became a starter at the University of Florida his true freshman year in 2016.[3] After his junior season in 2018, he decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.[4][5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span Bench press
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
312 lb
(142 kg)
35+18 in
(0.89 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
24 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Taylor was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second round (35th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[6]

Taylor was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Jaguars on July 28, 2020, but was activated five days later.[7][8]

References

  1. ^ Hays, Chris. "Gators get 2 commitments from OL Jawaan Taylor, ATH Dre Massey". OrlandoSentinel.com.
  2. ^ Herald, Miami. "Cocoa OL Jawaan Taylor flips commitment from UM to UF - High School Sports Blog". miamiherald.typepad.com.
  3. ^ Cohen, Ian. "UF freshman phenom Jawaan Taylor bolsters Gators' offensive line". OrlandoSentinel.com.
  4. ^ "Florida O-tackle Taylor to enter NFL draft". ESPN.com. December 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Former Cocoa Tiger, Florida Gators Offensive Lineman Jawaan Taylor Declares For NFL Draft -". spacecoastdaily.com.
  6. ^ Sessler, Marc (April 26, 2019). "Jaguars trade up to draft tackle Jawaan Taylor". NFL.com.
  7. ^ Oehser, John (July 28, 2020). "Transactions: Two players placed on reserve/COVID-19 list". Jaguars.com. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  8. ^ Oehser, John (August 2, 2020). "Transactions: Three removed from reserve/COVID-19 list". Jaguars.com. Retrieved August 2, 2020.