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Despite a relative down year for the program's offense, Boise State went 11-2 last season. Taylor surely deserves a chunk of the credit for that, serving as a key piece on a defense that allowed four passing touchdowns all season - the fewest in the nation. The cornerback earned first-team All-Mountain West honors for his performance, which included 51 tackles, four interceptions, nine passes defensed and even 2 1/2 sacks. Taylor has shown great instincts and good versatility in coverage, playing in both man and zone schemes, and he can be physical in press coverage as well as defending the run. His strength and athleticism shouldn't be up for debate after a standout performance at the NFL combine, where he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds and the 20-yard shuttle in 4.06 - both tied for fourth among corners. His 22 reps in the bench press were tied for the most at his position. Taylor was a captain for the Broncos and is regarded as a player with a very strong work ethic and good leadership abilities. Although he had a stress fracture in his leg in 2011, Taylor recovered nicely and doesn't seem to have any other real red flags. His skill set is impressive and he could easily be off the board by the end of the second round.