Written by Matthew Cannata
Jamar Taylor, a 2013 second draft pick, is feeling great after missing most of last season with injuries. Taylor told the Miami Herald today that there's a dramatic difference in how he feels and he believes that will translate to how he plays.
“I can move [now],” he said. “I was running real slow [last year]. I run way faster. My breaks are better. Even if a receiver is catching it, usually I’m right there. It’s a blessing to be out here and be able to move. As a DB, you need your legs. You need to be able to turn and twist and run. If you can’t do that, you shouldn’t be on the field.”
In April, The Idaho Statesman quoted Taylor as saying that he was to the point last year where he thought he was done playing and didn't want to play anymore. Taylor cleared that up once again on Saturday morning.
“I didn’t question if I wanted to play football. Let’s get that straight. The thought was can I still do this? I’m anxious.”
Taylor has been solid in camp so far but will have a tough battle going up against Cortland Finnegan for the second cornerback spot. Despite that, he should see plenty of action on the field even if he ends up as the third cornerback on the roster.