Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Giants' picks: Round 5/152 - Cooper Taylor, SS, 6-4, 228, Richmond...Feel-good story who overcame a potentially life-threatening heart condition, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, which is characterized by abnormal electrical pathways in the heart. He can cover the slot corner, drop into coverage, and play up in the box all equally well. - The Sports Xchange
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04/28/13 - A closer look at the Giants' picks: Round 5/152 - Cooper Taylor, SS, 6-4, 228, Richmond...Feel-good story who overcame a potentially life-threatening heart condition, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, which is characterized by abnormal electrical pathways in the heart. He can cover the slot corner, drop into coverage, and play up in the box all equally well. - The Sports Xchange
04/08/13 - 2013 Richmond Pro Day: Scouts brave the cold at Richmond Pro Day...The weather was crisp - about 35 degrees - for Richmond’s outdoor pro day on March 19. Scouts from 20 NFL teams braved the cold to watch seven players work out. Nobody there that had gone to combine, but there were three players of note: Cooper Taylor S (6-4¾”, 228 pounds) - Taylor ran 4.58 and 4.49, did 36½” in the vertical, 10-foot-7 in the broad jump, 4.29 in the short-shuttle, 6.96 in the three-cone and 23 reps on the bench press. The coaches worked Taylor out as a linebacker. His official position will be strong safety, but he’s one of those guys who could possibly bulk up and play outside linebacker. Reminiscent of Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/18/13 - The University of Richmond will welcome National Football League scouts and position coaches to Robins Stadium on Tuesday, March 19 for the Spiders' annual Pro Day. This year's events will be closed to the general public. Among the players participating in the Pro Day activities will be Richmond players Cooper Taylor, Kendall Gaskins, John Laub, Kevin Finney, Darryl Hamilton and Rodney Barnes.
Richmond's Pro Days have traditionally been well attended by NFL scouts and coaches in recent history, as current NFL players and Spider alumni Tim Hightower (former Washington Redskins running back), Justin Rogers (Buffalo Bills running back) and Lawrence Sidbury (Indianapolis Colts defensive line) have all participated. - Richmond football
01/18/13 - 2013 SHRINE GAME PRACTICE RISERS: 4. S Cooper Taylor, Richmond (6042, 229 -- East Team)...A Georgia Tech transfer, Taylor stood out as the most impressive defender on the East squad during practice. With his size and strength, he is an enforcer against the run but he also showed the range and athleticism to be effective in coverage as well as the football intelligence to digest a lot of coaching all at once. Taylor routinely drew praise from the coaching staff during drills and often made the calls to get his teammates in proper position. His NFL draft arrow is pointing up after this week, creating some buzz among scouts. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/15/13 - EAST WEST SHRINE GAME - MONDAY PRACTICE: During the East practice session, the top small-schooler that stood out was Richmond safety Cooper Taylor. His size is impressive for the position, as you rarely see a 6-4, 230-pound safety roam the back half of the field. But his athleticism was also better than expected, flowing well to the action and breaking down on the move.
He showed good footwork in drills and drew some praise from the coaching staff for his closing quickness on plays in front of him. A Georgia Tech transfer, Taylor is starting to create a little bit of buzz among the scouts and NFL representatives in attendance this week. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com