Jamar Taylor was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Boise State. Coming out of college, he was one of the top cornerbacks in his draft class but a sports hernia injury caused him to fall to the second round. Without it, some say that he would’ve been the first or second cornerback off the board.
Since coming to Miami though, he has been unable to shake the injury bug. While he has shown flashes of great promise heading into the future, his play has been inconsistent to say the least and the injuries that have kept him off the field are certainly not helping his growth and development.
Of course, he’s doing everything he can to get back in shape and to get a full season under his belt. After all, he’ll be competing for the second cornerback position opposite Brent Grimes once training camp opens in July. Count Grimes as one player who believes in Taylor and his future.
“I’ve been saying for a few years now that Jamar is a great player,” Grimes told Luis Sung (@FLSportDebater) at Fins Weekend. “He has a lot of talent, he’s explosive, he’s aggressive, he’s competitive and those things that help you play. He just had a lot of nagging injuries so if he gets through them and if luck gets on his side a bit, he’ll be just fine.”
We’ll see if Taylor’s hard work this offseason pays dividends when he takes the field for mini-camp in June and training camp in the summer months because Dolphins certainly could use all the help they can get at the cornerback position. If Taylor is healthy and productive, it will go a long way towards solving that problem.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs
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