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Vincent Taylor Turns in Solid Performance at NFL Scouting Combine

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Three Cowboys made the trip to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. Chris Carson has already turned in an impressive showing with the running backs on Friday. Ashton Lampkin will get his chance on Monday when the defensive backs are in action.

Sunday was Vincent Taylor’s turn as the defensive linemen and linebackers were on display.

As an inside tackle (and at 304 pounds), Taylor wasn’t going for eye-popping numbers. But he showed off his strength, tying for 10th-best in bench press reps among D-linemen (26) earning him a “top performer” status.

His best 40 time was 5.07 seconds with a respectable 1.77 10-yard split. That’s right where Taylor wanted to be per an interview with TampBay.com last month where he was asked what a good 40 time for him would look like.

“Low 5 would be good,” said Taylor “5.1. Nothing over a 5.1, but I’m going to try to push myself into 5 flat or under 5.”

Here’s a look at his numbers from Sunday.

  • 5.07 40-yard dash | 10-yard split was 1.77
  • 26 reps on the bench press (T10 among D-linemen).
  • 28.5 inch vertical leap
  • 108 inch broad jump
  • 7.58 seconds in the 3-cone drill
  • 4.72 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle

And here’s Taylor getting an “alright, my man.” from Washington Redskins defensive line coach Jim Tomsula.

Prior to the Combine, Taylor’s draft grade per NFL.com was 5.35 which falls in the range of “NFL backup or special teams potential”. Hopefully, through his combine performance and his pro day at OSU on March 9, Taylor can move up the board for some teams.

Taylor tweeted once his drills were complete.

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