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Ivan Taylor

SELECTED BY INDIANAPOLIS , ROUND 4, PICK 29, OVERALL PICK 125
DB | (6-0, 188, 4.49) | Louisiana-Lafayette
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Ran 40 against stiff wind. Was a walk-on Prop 48 player in 1998 and academically ineligible in '99 and 2000. Played in every game and started four at running back in '01, posting 70 carries for 323 yards and three touchdowns, catching 18 passes for 125 yards and returning 18 kickoffs for 280 yards. Named All-Sun Belt. Moved to cornerback in the spring of '02. New-position player with traits. Had 46 tackles and broke up eight passes in 12 games in '02, when he also returned nine kickoffs for 210 yards.

Positives: Showed quick feet and adequate toughness as a running back and was very sudden and explosive. Has good size, speed and athletic ability. Has quick-twitch movements. Capable of returning kicks and could also be a change-of-pace runner.

Negatives: Is extremely raw and scouts worry about his instincts and intelligence. Played only two of five years in college because of academic problems and only one year at cornerback.

Summary: Needs a lot of reps but will have a hard time getting them on the fly.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.