6'0'' / 195 lbs
Taylor will likely operate as the team's slot corner this season, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports.
Taylor was believed to be in competition with Bradley Roby for the role, but with Roby's announced release Tuesday, it appears the Tennessee product won the job. Taylor appeared in 13 contests for New Orleans in his rookie season after being selected in the second round of the 2022 Draft and compiled 46 combined tackles and 11 passes defended.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022
Taylor's stock is trending up following the Saints' 26-24 preseason win over the Chiefs on Sunday, according to Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com.
Taylor recorded two tackles in Sunday's contest, but his biggest impact came when he deflected a pass near the end of the first half, resulting in an interception for safety Ugo Amadi. The second-year cornerback still didn't have the cleanest game, however, as he was also beaten in coverage by Chiefs' wideout Richie James for a 43-yard completion earlier in the second quarter. Taylor figures to continue competing with longtime veteran Bradley Roby for the third cornerback spot behind Marshon Lattimore and Paulson Adebo.
Taylor (hamstring) has returned to team drills at practice, Todd Graffagnini of the Saints' official website reports.
Taylor was nursing a hamstring issue at the start of camp, but it appears he has put that issue behind him. The second-year cornerback tallied 46 tackles (37 solo) and 11 passes defensed across 13 games (nine starts) during his rookie campaign in 2022.
Taylor (hamstring) left camp after suffering a hamstring injury Wednesday, Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com reports.
The Saints' second-year cornerback will miss some time after coming up with a hamstring injury during camp, but the injury isn't too serious according to head coach Dennis Allen. Last season, Taylor had a great rookie season for New Orleans, tallying 11 pass breakups and 46 tackles in his nine starts. Expect him to immediately slot back into the starting defense once he's healthy.
Taylor is taking snaps in the slot during mandatory minicamp this week, John DeShazler of the Saints' official site reports.
Taylor stepped into a significant starting role during his rookie season last year while Marson Lattimore tended to an abdomen injury. However, with Lattimore now healthy, Taylor is working to lock down a role as the team's third cornerback. The Tennessee product recorded 46 tackles and 11 passes defended in 2022.
Taylor recorded 46 tackles (39 solo) and 11 passes defended over 13 games in the 2022 season.
Taylor served as a core special-teamer over the first two weeks of the season before landing on IR with a knee injury for the following four games. Once he returned ahead of Week 7, the rookie second-rounder had to immediately step into a starting role with top cornerback Marshon Lattimore sidelined for 10 games by an abdomen injury. As a result, Taylor played at least 85 percent of defensive snaps in all but two of the final 11 games. Taylor also paced the team's banged-up secondary in passes defended this season. This solid rookie campaign could have Taylor primed for a prominent role with the Saints for years to come.