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Name: Taylor Thompson 
College: Southern Methodist     Number: 8
Height: 6-6   Weight: 259
Position: TE  Pos2: DE
Class/Draft Year: Sr/2012

40 Low: 4.52
   40 Time: 4.57
  40 High: 4.68
Projected Round: 3-4  Stock:   High: 3  Low: 5-6
Rated number 5 out of 73 TE's     108 / 1971 TOTAL
Combine Invite: 
Height: 6057
Weight: 259
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
10 Yrd Dash: 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
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20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 

Dates: 04/14/12
Height: 6057
Weight: 259
40 Yrd Dash: 4.55
20 Yrd Dash: 2.67
10 Yrd Dash: 1.60
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 22
Vertical Jump: 37
Broad Jump: 10'06"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.38
3-Cone Drill: 7.43

   40 Time Range: 4.55-4.59
 Data Scout Notes: 2011: 1stC/P1stC/PHendricks/PLombardi/PNagurski...2010: 1stC/PM2nd…09: HMC
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 Draft Scout Taylor Thompson News
08/19/13 - TE Taylor Thompson missed the game against the Bengals with a shoulder injury, but might be back this week.
11/23/12 - TE Taylor Thompson has been drawing praise for his blocking skills. Thompson, who was a college defensive end, was drafted as a tight end by the Titans last April.
04/30/12 - Tight end Taylor Thompson is certainly the biggest gamble in the Titans draft, considering he played defensive end at SMU, having lost his position as a tight end when June Jones came in as head coach in 2008 and installed the run-and-shoot, which doesn't use a tight end. Thompson liked the school and the Mustangs program enough that he switched to defense and not only became an all-conference pick, but had a draftable grade there, had he not switched position, says Titans scout Jon Salge. "This is a player who was above the line as a defensive end prospect," said Salge, who scouts the South Central region that includes the state of Texas for the Titans. "So we knew we were dealing with a premier athlete from the beginning." The Titans, who traded up in round five to select Thompson, believe he has enough athleticism to become a dynamic threat at the position. - The Sports Xchange
04/30/12 - A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 5/145 - Taylor Thompson, TE, 6-6, 259, SMU...Thompson, a college defensive end, will try to make the switch back to tight end, his natural position. The Titans believe he as the athleticism and hands to not only make the switch, but be a difference-maker at the position. COULD SURPRISE: Tight end Taylor Thompson: Easily the most intriguing pick in Tennessee's draft. Thompson was an all-conference defensive end at SMU, where he originally committed as a tight end. But when June Jones' run-and-shoot style offense ended in 2008, Thompson became a man without a position. He moved to defense, but as his pro day approached, he made the switch back to tight end, and turned plenty of heads, including the Titans scouts. - The Sports Xchange
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