Taven Bryan
No. 96 – Indianapolis Colts
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1996-03-11) March 11, 1996 (age 27)
Casper, Wyoming, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:291 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school:Natrona County
(Casper, Wyoming)
College:Florida (2014–2017)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2023
Total tackles:133
Sacks:10.5
Forced fumbles:2
Pass deflections:2
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Taven Coal Bryan (born March 11, 1996) is an American football defensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida.

Early years

Bryan attended Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyoming, where he played high school football. He was the top-ranked football recruit in Wyoming in the class of 2014.[1] He committed to the University of Florida to play college football.[2][3]

College career

Bryan played at Florida from 2014 to 2017. During his career he had 65 tackles, four sacks, and one interception. After his junior season in 2017, Bryan decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[4][5]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
291 lb
(132 kg)
32+34 in
(0.83 m)
9+34 in
(0.25 m)
4.98 s 1.68 s 2.88 s 4.48 s 7.12 s 35 in
(0.89 m)
9 ft 11 in
(3.02 m)
30 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6][7]

Jacksonville Jaguars

Bryan was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round (29th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[8] On July 17, 2018, Bryan signed a four-year, $10.2 million contract with the Jaguars.[9]

The Jaguars declined to exercise the fifth-year option on Bryan's contract on May 3, 2021, making him a free agent after the 2021 season.[10]

Cleveland Browns

On March 16, 2022, Bryan signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns.[11] He started 16 games in 2022, recording 26 tackles and three sacks.

Indianapolis Colts

On March 17, 2023, Bryan signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts.[12] He played in all 17 games with seven starts, recording 22 tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble.

References

  1. ^ "Taven Bryan, Natrona County , Offensive Tackle". 247Sports. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  2. ^ Tyson, Derek (June 10, 2013). "Gators add Wyoming DE Taven Bryan". ESPN. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  3. ^ Lindskog, Chad (October 14, 2015). "Natrona County alumnus Taven Bryan already contributing at Florida". Casper Star Tribune. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Florida DT Taven Bryan leaving school early, entering NFL draft". ESPN. Associated Press. December 12, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Florida DT Taven Bryan forgoing senior season, enters NFL draft". Fox Sports. Associated Press. December 11, 2017. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Taven Bryan Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Scout Taven Bryan College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Oehser, John (April 26, 2018). "No. 29 overall: Jaguars select DT Taven Bryan". Jaguars.com. Archived from the original on April 27, 2018.
  9. ^ Teope, Herbie (July 17, 2018). "Taven Bryan signs $10.2M rookie contract with Jaguars". NFL.com. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  10. ^ Simmons, Myles (May 3, 2021). "Jaguars decline Taven Bryan's fifth-year option". NBCSports.com. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  11. ^ Poisal, Anthony (March 16, 2022). "Browns agree to terms with DT Taven Bryan". ClevelandBrowns.com. Retrieved May 17, 2023.
  12. ^ Stankevitz, JJ (March 17, 2023). "Colts sign free agent DT Taven Bryan". Colts.com. Retrieved March 17, 2023.