Jamar is participating in the Senior Bowl this week. I will try to follow his progress this week and report the quotes and such as I find them.
His official weigh-in stats:
Jamar is supposed to be blogging about his experience on the Senior Bowl website. Here is his first installment BLOG
According to one of the Texans bloggers "the Texans are gathering info on Boise St. CB Jamar Taylor (5-11, 198 lbs.) Also projects as a safety." LINK
A draft analyst with Rotoworld listed Jamar in his Top-20 Senior Bowl prospects (#16). Here is what he had to say: "The Bronco was asked to play a variety of coverage, but seemed to thrive in press bail situations where he frequently ran the receiver’s route for him. Taylor takes tight angles and keeps a good distance when trailing. To top it off, he consistently makes plays in the open field and brings his arms when tackling. This could be a real coming out party."
A couple bloggers mentioned that Jamar Taylor had a nice pass breakup in the North's practice today. I don't know who the receiver was or the QB that threw it though so when I find out more, I will post it.
Go Jamar! Thanks for representing Bronco Nation so well! Good luck.
UPDATED Monday Evening
According to DraftBrowns.com, Ryan Nassib of Syracuse was intercepted by Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor on a deep pass intended for Marshall wide receiver Aaron Dobson.
My favorite blogger quote regarding Jamar's performance was "To be fair, Jamar Taylor shows no mercy."
Charlie Campbell from WalterFootball.com had this to say: "Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor had a solid first practice aside from a muffed punt. Some scouts told Walter Football that they look at Taylor as a fifth-rounder."
Eric Galko from Optimum Scouting made the following comments about Jamar's Day 2 practice: "Boise State’s Jamar Taylor started off the day well, particularly in press drills where he was able to corral the speedy Marquise Goodwin with steady body shots and well-timed hand checks. Still, as the day progressed, Taylor grew less and less comfortable when unattached from the route, I.E. off man coverage. I’ll focus on Taylor more so in tomorrow’s practice, but he appears to much more comfortable when able to land his hands and direct the route with physicality."
Sounds like overall, Jamar's Day 2 wasn't great. He got beat deep a number of times. However, even when bloggers were saying something negative about his performance, they still talked about Jamar's work ethic. One blogger stated "Have to like the way he battles and fights from the snap of the ball." Another blogger mentioned "Boise State CB Jamar Taylor was the first player on the field". Coach Pete raised 'em right!
There was mention that the Philadelphia Eagles were seen talking to Jamar (LINK). As they say, Chip Kelly, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!
There was a nice write-up on Jamar at The Sideline View (LINK). It even has some video of the MSU game and Maaco Bowl. It shows the good and the bad. The writer does say "Taylor is likely to be a fast riser once scouts get around to his tape because he offers a lot of talent."
I could not find much from Wednesday. However, Jamar tweeted that his day went much better. He had an interview with the Baltimore Ravens.
Daniel Jeremiah from NFL.com tweeted this about Jamar: "Boise CB Jamar Taylor is very physical in press and he has excellent instincts/ball skills."
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweeted this: "Headed back from Mobile tomorrow. Good stuff. Like the group of North team CBs, for instance. Name I hear about? Boise St.'s Jamar Taylor."
Unfortunately, after all of his hard work during the week, Jamar got sick on Friday and was not able to play on Saturday. Bummer! He still has the NFL Combine to showcase his talents. We are rooting for you Jamar! Bleed Blue!