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Sam’s Film Room: Is Darrell Taylor the LEO the Seahawks have been searching for?

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Projection versus production seemed to be a common theme in the Seattle Seahawks’ 2020 NFL Draft. After Pete Carroll and John Schneider took Jordyn Brooks with their first round pick, they doubled down on the defensive side of the ball drafting Darrell Taylor, the edge rusher out of Tennessee, in the second round.

In this breakdown we will look at Taylor’s skill set and why he fits the LEO edge rusher role in Seattle’s defense. We’ll discuss his strengths as a pass rusher and run defender, what Taylor needs to improve on, and my general thoughts of him as a player. In my opinion, he has exactly the skill set that Carroll covets for this role, but he needs to answer some key questions before he develops into a premier pass rusher in the NFL.

This video is almost seven minutes long, so sit back and enjoy the show!