Jonathan Taylor
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The latest in a long line of Wisconsin running backs with impressive college resumes, Taylor was the second player in FBS history to post consecutive 2,000-yard rushing seasons (after Iowa State's Troy Davis) and the second to win consecutive Doak Walker awards (after Darren McFadden). Taylor is a premier physical specimen, running a 4.39 40-yard time at the combine at a rock-solid 226 pounds, and that combination of size and speed marks him as a player who can bowl over defenders while also providing a home-run threat. Taylor even showed improvement as a receiver in 2019, and his balance and power through contact make him more than just a scheme-dependent weapon. His hands are a concern, however, both in terms of fumbles - 18 on 968 touches at Wisconsin - and drops. Taylor's mammoth college workload could also impact his shelf life in the NFL, and like many Badger RBs, the patience he developed behind a dominant offensive line won't always serve him well in the NFL. Fortunately, he landed with an Indianapolis squad that has a strong argument for best O-line in the league, led by LT Anthony Castonzo and LG Quenton Nelson. The downside of Taylor's new home is that he'll have tough competition for both carries and targets, with Marlon Mack in the mix for the former and Nyheim Hines likely accounting for a good portion of the latter. Taylor should eventually get a big workload, but it isn't clear if that will happen Week 1, midseason or in 2021. Read Past Outlooks
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#53.88
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$Signed a four-year, $7.83 million contract with the Colts in May of 2020.
Viewed as 1-1 punch with Mack
RBIndianapolis Colts
May 12, 2020
Taylor and Marlon Mack are viewed not just as a 1-2 punch, but a "1-1 punch," in the Colts' offense, offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni told the team's official web site. "They have some different running styles, but again they're both complete backs. I think that's a fantastic problem to have, is to have two guys like that you can feed the football to. It's only going to help our running game," he said.
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The Colts selected Taylor in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft even with Mack coming off his first 1,000-yard rushing season. Sirianni's comments echo head coach Frank Reich's from last week calling them a 1-2 punch, making it clear the Colts plan to split the workload at running back. However, neither coach's comments got into specifics on how playing time will be divided.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jonathan Taylor's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
226 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.39 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
123 in
 
Bench Press
17 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.13 in
 
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Indianapolis selects in second
RBIndianapolis Colts
April 24, 2020
The Colts selected Taylor in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 41st overall.
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Logs sub-4.4 40 time
RBFree Agent
February 28, 2020
Taylor (5-foot-10, 226 pounds) ran an official 4.39-second 40-yard dash at the combine Friday, adding a 36-inch vertical jump and 123-inch broad jump.
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Heading to NFL
RBFree Agent
January 15, 2020
Taylor announced Jan. 3 that he will enter the 2020 NFL Draft, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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