MOBILE, Ala. — Wide receiver Taywan Taylor had another strong day of practice on Wednesday, his second of the week, at the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl as the teams put on full pads for the first time.
Taylor stood alone on the field with his WKU chrome helmet, unfortunately, as teammate Forrest Lamp sustained an ankle injury in practice on Tuesday and was not active on Wednesday. According to Lamp’s agent, “If this was an in-season game week, he would play through this, but being an all-star game situation, we made the decision to rest and continue treating the ankle for a couple days.” Lamp will stay in Mobile for the remainder of the week in hopes he will be able to participate on Saturday.
With Taylor the lone representative of the Red and White, practice meant a little extra on Wednesday.
“I pride myself on representing my school,” Taylor said. “I wanted to turn it up a little bit, turn up my tempo, and really compete out here now that we have these pads on.”
Rotoworld and NBC Sports Draft Writer Josh Norris has been high on Taylor in the pre-draft process, and he said following Wednesday’s session that the Louisville native has not disappointed so far.
“I think the South team corners are the best corners out here, so going against the best competition this week is made for one-on-ones,” Norris said. “That’s what the teams will go back and watch. I think some people who might have had some questions about him coming into the week now have a bunch of answers.”
Norris continued, “At the very least he’s a second round talent. I don’t know if anyone will agree with me and say ‘Hey, he’s a 5-11 wide receiver’ but we’ll see with the athletic testing coming up. I think a top-50 pick is absolutely in the realm of possibility.”
WKU will continue to be active across social media throughout the week as Lamp and Taylor work towards Saturday’s game, set for a 1:30 p.m. CT kickoff from Ladd-Peebles Stadium and broadcast on the NFL Network.
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