IMO Mike Taylor (LB, Wisconsin) is the most underrated player in the draft. He's intelligent, terrific in coverage, blitzes well, tackles well, moves through traffic well, and gets to the ball carrier as quick as just about anyone. His stats weigh out: 120 tackles, 15 TFL, 3 sacks, 4 passes defended. Heís not perfect though. He could be a little stronger. Somehow he's ranked 445 at CBS
Iím watching Ohio St vs Wisc and he just stuffed Braxton Miller in space.
Devin Smith (CB, Wisconsin) could be the answer to our nickel CB problem. He's versatile, well rounded, adequate size, plays the run well, takes good angles, mixes it up around the LOS. He starts at outside corner but moves to the slot in nickel, like Arrington.
Two plays in a row Zach Boren (OSU) brought a delayed blitz and crushed Wisc QB Curt Phillips.
Iím through the first half and Wisconsin has yet to throw to Bradley Robyís side.
Through the third, still no passes near Roby. He has been playing the short side of the field all day. I donít know if thatís normal for him, but generally donít the best and fastest corners play on the big side if not the left or right? He looks shorter than 5í11Ē to me.
Mike Taylor drops an interception. Apparently that doesnít count as a pass defended because itís not in the box score.
With 5:45 left in the game they finally throw to Robyís side. It wasnít to Robyís man, but he made the play anyway. On the 18, OSU is in zone, Robyís man heads to the end zone and Roby goes with. The FB runs a wheel route, and Roby passes his man off to the safety and gets to the FB just in time to knock the ball out for an incompletion in the end zone.
Roby gave up 2 completions on the last drive of regulation. Mostly due to the soft zone they were running.