MOBILE, Ala. — After three days of practice in Mobile, all of the focus is now on Saturday’s game for the collegiate all-stars at the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl, including WKU’s all-time leading receiver Taywan Taylor.
Taylor has enjoyed three productive days of practice and has drawn rave reviews from scouts and pundits alike through the process. However, it hasn’t all been about the on-field product as the game provides future professionals with forums on life as an NFL player, including a seminar on Thursday morning to help players acclimate better to the financial windfall that is just around the corner.
“It was good information for us, for our future,” Taylor said. “We’re on the brink of a lot of things, and there will be a lot of people trying to put hands in our pockets. It was all about making sure we were prepared for the future, learning how to say ‘No’, managing money and being smart. There are a lot of things we have to learn. They want us to have the right team around us.”
The Senior Bowl also provides competition across the board, and Taylor has had the opportunity to showcase what he is able to do against some of the nation’s elite cornerbacks.
“There are a lot of great players out here. LSU’s Tre’Davious White is one of the best competitors out here. He’s been challenging all of us. They’ve been all challenging us, but that’s what it’s all about. Competing and trying to make each other better.”
With that competition, Taylor has seen his stock rise, but the ever-humble Louisville native won’t let that go to his head and effect his performance moving forward.
“I hear it, but I just try to stay in my lane. It’s just a testament to how hard I’ve worked. I’m just trying to show all these scouts down here what I’m capable of against some of the best players in the nation. I’m having a blast and looking forward to going out there on Saturday and having a good game.”
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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