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Taylor Jacobs

SELECTED BY INDIANAPOLIS , ROUND 2, PICK 12, OVERALL PICK 44
WR | (6-0, 205, 4.45) | Florida
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: High school and college sprinter. Ran an NCAA-qualifying 21.06 seconds in the 200 meters in the spring of 2002. Caught seven passes for 99 yards as a true freshman in 1999. No. 3 wide receiver in 2000 and '01. Caught 17-198 and one touchdown in 2000 and 38-712-7 in '01. Orange Bowl MVP vs. Maryland in '01 with 10-170-2. Team's go-to receiver in '02, when he caught 64-1,000-8 despite missing nearly three full games with a knee injury suffered at the start of the Georgia game in November. Missed Senior Bowl with deep thigh bruise, but had strong week of practice.

Positives: Excellent character and competitor. Good size and very good speed. Sprinter who has the speed to get deep and to make a big play. Catches the ball very well and does a very nice job of adjusting to the poorly thrown ball. Smart and alert player who adjusts to coverage and helps his quarterback out. Is tough and strong, will catch in a crowd and will take the ball away from the defender.

Negatives: More fast than quick and lacks great suddenness. Does not play to his track times. Is not a very shifty or elusive runner after the catch. Takes choppy steps. Admits he lacks self-confidence at times.

Summary: Should be the first senior receiver drafted and should have a fine future in the NFL.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.