2. Taylor Rapp, Washington 6-0, 200 (2)
Career Statistics: 168 tackles, 6 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, 7 INTs, 6 broken up passes
Why Taylor Rapp Is Here On The List: Another one in the long line of great Washington defensive backs, Rapp was a steady starter from the start, doing a great job against the run in his three years, and coming up with four picks as a freshman.
His ball skills are just okay, but that’s not why you called. He’s better in coverage than his pedestrian numbers might indicate, but he’s not going to run all that well and he’s not going to be seen as a special athlete. Whatever … he’ll hit everything that moves.
What The NFL Types Want To See: How fast is he? The football instincts are there to take efficient routes to the ball and always be in the right position, but can he move? Anything that shows the world just how athletic he is will secure him a top 50 overall spot.
Bottom Line: You know what you’re getting, and you’ll like it. There might be a short shelf life considering the way he pounds away, but he’ll be a jarring tackler and an intimidating force for as long as he can last.