Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 2/54 - Jamar Taylor, CB, 5-11, 192, Boise State...The Dolphins need to revamp their secondary after parting ways with Vontae Davis and Sean Smith in the last year, and began that process with Taylor, one of the most consistent corners in the draft who had four interceptions in his senior season. Taylor will compete for the No. 3 cornerback spot behind starters Brent Grimes and Richard Marshall, and will eventually replace the two older veterans in the lineup. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I play with a swagger. Yeah, I'm kind of chippy. I like to talk stuff, I like to keep a smile on my face. But you know I'm someone who is going to go out and play real aggressive and let you know what I'm doing." -- Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor, their second-round pick out of Boise State. - The Sports Xchange
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05/31/13 - The Miami Dolphins announced the signing on Thursday of cornerback Jamar Taylor, the team's second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
The Miami Herald reported that the four-year deal was worth $3.6 million.
Taylor recently had sports hernia surgery and isn't expected to participate in the Dolphins' organized team activities or minicamp. Once he is recovered, he is projected as a potential third cornerback on the depth chart.
Taylor, the No. 54 overall selection in April, was a three-year starter at Boise State who finished his college career with 137 tackles, seven interceptions, 18 passes defensed, 11 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and five sacks.
As a three-year starter for the Broncos, he played in 48 games, making 35 starts.
04/28/13 - A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 2/54 - Jamar Taylor, CB, 5-11, 192, Boise State...The Dolphins need to revamp their secondary after parting ways with Vontae Davis and Sean Smith in the last year, and began that process with Taylor, one of the most consistent corners in the draft who had four interceptions in his senior season. Taylor will compete for the No. 3 cornerback spot behind starters Brent Grimes and Richard Marshall, and will eventually replace the two older veterans in the lineup. QUOTE TO NOTE: "I play with a swagger. Yeah, I'm kind of chippy. I like to talk stuff, I like to keep a smile on my face. But you know I'm someone who is going to go out and play real aggressive and let you know what I'm doing." -- Dolphins CB Jamar Taylor, their second-round pick out of Boise State. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - The Chiefs wanted the Dolphins' 54th pick for left tackle Branden Albert, but instead the Dolphins kept it and beefed up their secondary with Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor, whom the team showed a great deal of attention to during the pre-draft process. The Broncos had the nation's No. 4-ranked pass defense, and much of it was due to Taylor, who led the team with four interceptions and nine passes defended. Taylor, 5-11 and 192 pounds, can play on the boundary and the slot and figures to compete with Nolan Carroll and Dimitri Patterson right away for the No. 3 corner spot behind Brent Grimes and Richard Marshall. The Dolphins don't play a lot of press coverage, so Taylor should be a good fit for the scheme. "What you love about him is he's very smart, he's very physical, he's got very good ball skills," general manager Jeff Ireland said. "Prototypical size and speed, very smart, very physical, can play inside and outside. So we're very happy to have him." - The Sports Xchange
04/25/13 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 36. CB Jamar Taylor, Boise State (5-11, 192, 5SR)...Taylor is a quick-footed, fluid corner with loose hips and a professional work ethic. While he needs to get stronger against the run, he has NFL starting potential. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
04/25/13 - ROB RANG'S FINAL 2013 NFL DRAFT BIG BOARD: 27. Jamar Taylor, CB, Boise State: In a draft class filled with talented cover corners, Taylor is one of the more enjoyable defenders to watch on tape; he's every bit as impressive in zone, press and off-man coverage, as well as in run support. Taylor was impressive at the Senior Bowl and certainly erased any concerns about his overall athleticism with a stellar performance at the combine. Taylor is a better all-around player than former Boise State standout Kyle Wilson, who was selected by the Jets 29th overall in 2010. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
04/21/13 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: FIVE BOLD PREDICTIONS: 2. Boise State gets another first-round pick...Jamar Taylor isn't the top cornerback on the draft board, but he's not far away from it based on his game tape. If Taylor had more prove-it type games, as Kyle Wilson did as a first-round choice of the Jets, he'd be a top-20 target. There are teams that value Taylor over Florida State's Xavier Rhodes, a taller cornerback who lacks scheme versatility and might wind up at safety. Teams in the low-to-mid 20s won't hesitate to add Taylor. The Vikings, if he's available at No. 25, would be better for adding Taylor. - Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange
03/28/13 - 2013 Boise State Pro Day: Boise State’s D.J. Harper, Jamar Taylor solidify draft status...Representatives from 13 NFL teams gathered at Boise State’s pro day on Thursday, where 11 players went through a workout indoors on FieldTurf. Jamar Taylor, CB (5-10 7/8, 193) - Taylor stood on his combine numbers (he was among the top performers in his position group in three events) and only did positional drill work, looking very solid as a performer. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/24/13 - 2013 Boise State Pro Day: Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor cemented his rise up NFL draft boards Thursday with a crisp position workout and outstanding time in the 60-yard shuttle on pro day. Taylor, who has emerged as a likely second-round or possibly late first-round pick, previously excelled at the Senior Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine.
He's 5-foot-11, 192 pounds with no obvious hole in his resume. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds at the combine and blew through the 60 shuttle on Thursday in 10.91 seconds. "He just keeps working his way up," an NFL scout who attended pro day on Boise State's campus told the Idaho Statesman.
Taylor, whose offseason program included summer footwork drills in the sand at a local park, showed the result of that work during a position workout run by Boise State defensive backs coach Jimmy Lake. "I felt like one drill was kind of rough but everything else I feel pretty confident in," Taylor said. "The important thing was footwork, because that's football...As a corner, you need to show your feet and your hips." - Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange
03/24/13 - 2013 Boise State Pro Day: He hasn't relaxed as his stock has risen. He didn't get his first All-Mountain West award until this past season and wasn't considered an elite draft prospect by many until the past month or so. "People still put me behind other guys, which I feel like is kind of disrespectful because I feel like me and Jerrell (Gavins) are two of the best corners if not the best in the nation," Taylor said, referencing his Boise State teammate. "I said that at the beginning of the year and I'm still standing by it. I feel like we're still being disrespected a lot coming from Boise State." - Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange
12/24/12 - Senior Michael Frisina kicked a 27-yard field goal with 1:16 remaining as Boise State rallied for a 28-26 victory over Washington in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas on Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. It was the fourth consecutive bowl victory for the Broncos (11-2) and third in a row in the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl.
Washington (7-6), which lost despite a 205-yard rushing performance by sophomore Bishop Sankey, had taken a 26-25 on a 38-yard field goal by Tyler Coons with 4:10 remaining. But Boise State's Shane Williams-Rhodes returned the ensuing kickoff 47 yards to the Washington 42. The Broncos then drove to Washington nine to set the stage for Frisina's game-winner.
Sankey's 205 yards were the second most in Las Vegas Bowl history. The record is 254 by Utah's Mike Anderson against Fresno State in 1999. Quarterback Joe Southwick completed 26 of 38 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yarder to tight end Holden Huff midway through the third quarter to give the Broncos a 25-17 lead. - The Sports Xchange