PROS: Long and athletic. Fluid and natural movement skills. Terrific execution in space where his range and mobility shine. Operates with good control on the move and takes good angles. Does well to get depth in his pass sets to set him up to frame rushers on an island. Has easy redirect ability and he knows how to elongate a pass rushers course. Blend of length and foot speed enables him to ride pass rushers beyond the peak of the pocket. Fairly natural mirroring skills. Lateral quickness and length helps him execute on wide zone runs.
CONS: Still newer to the game and is developing technically. Tall and he has to be more deliberate about keeping his pads down - NFL pass rushers will have no issues getting under his pads and compromising his anchor if not. Needs more time in the weight room to improve his functional strength. Mean streak is missing on tape. Has a tendency to get a bit top heavy and he has some “leaner” tendencies. Catches more than he punches.
BEST TRAIT - Length, Mobility
WORST TRAIT - Power, Technique
RED FLAGS - None
South Carolina State offensive tackle Alex Taylor is a high-end developmental linemen that features an exciting blend of size, length and mobility that serves as a strong foundation to build upon. With that said, Taylor has a long way to go in developing his technique and he has a critical need to get stronger. Patience is required but Taylor has a chance to develop into a starter or quality reserve in a year or so.