Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #2 DT, #21/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 1-2 2007: 13 GP; 13 GS; 28 Sol-55 TT, 8.5 TFL, 3.5 SK, 1 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 FR, 2 BLK; Earned third varsity letter ... All-Big Ten second team (coaches) ... All-Big Ten honorable mention (media) ... started all 13 games at nose tackle ... led defensive linemen with a career-best 55 tackles ... became the first defensive tackle since Josh Williams (53 tackles in 1997) to post 50 stops in a season ... fourth on the team with career highs in tackles for loss (8.5) and sacks (3.5) ... made one fumble recovery, batted down one pass and blocked one PAT attempt ...2006: 12 GP; 10 GS; 12 Sol-23 TT, 5 TFL, 1 SK, 2 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FR; Earned second varsity letter ... started 11 games at nose tackle and played in all 13 contests ... contributed 23 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, two pass breakups and recovered one fumble ... 2005: 10 GP; 0 GS; 1 Sol-1 TT; Earned first varsity letter ... played in 10 games ... tallied one solo tackle ... one of six true freshmen to see game action ... made career debut at nose tackle vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 3).
Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: DT Terrance Taylor had an up-and-down senior season at Michigan, but has a chance to add size, athleticism and quickness to the interior defensive line. Lost weight last fall to fit into the Wolverines' new defensive alignment but can play up in weight if necessary. Needs to develop more consistency. A closer look at the Colts' picks: Round 4/136 -- Terrance Taylor, DT, 6-0, 314, Michigan...Gives the Colts additional size and bulk in the middle of the defensive line. Has good athletic skill along with his size. Is expected to help in the Indianapolis run defense plus add some additional push up in the middle against the pass. - by The Sports Xchange
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