2011 Countdown: #66 Raymon Taylor

2011 Countdown: #66 Raymon Taylor


June 26, 2011
Raymon Taylor

Name: Raymon Taylor
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 170 lbs.
High school: Highland Park High School in Highland Park, MI
Position: Cornerback/safety
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: #21
Last year: Taylor was a high school senior (commitment post here)

TTB Rating: 67

Taylor is one of the Wolverines’ more intriguing players from the class of 2011.  He could play several positions at the next level, including cornerback, free safety, or wide receiver.  He doesn’t have ideal change-of-direction skills for corner, nor ideal size for safety and wide receiver.  However, he was a productive player on both sides of the ball, and I have to give him credit for that.

At least a couple of the five freshman defensive backs are going to contribute this fall, and Taylor ought to be up there battling for time.  He has the overall skill set to see time on special times, and as I said in his commitment post, he reminds me of James Rogers.  Rogers saw a little time as a freshman cornerback back in 2007, so maybe we’ll see a repeat of his career.  The Wolverines are also a little low on receivers, so I wouldn’t be entirely surprised to hear that Taylor’s taking snaps on offense in August, either.

Prediction: Backup defensive back; special teams contributor

5 comments

  1. Comments: 21634
    Anonymous
    Jun 26, 2011 at 2:46 PM

    Special teams play in special times

  2. Comments: 21634
    Jun 26, 2011 at 2:47 PM

    @ Anonymous 10:46 a.m.

    I haven't heard that one before. I like it.

  3. Comments: 21634
    Jun 26, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Isn't WR the the deepest position on the '11 roster? Or are you saying they'd play him there for long-term interests? Perhaps to make a point to some of the WR that don't fit the system that they're not going to get playing time at UofM and might want to 'look into their options'?

  4. Comments: 21634
    Anonymous
    Jun 27, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    Well after this year we lose Odoms, Hemingway and Stonum(?). We will be lacking there and at the moment have no wide receivers committed in the 2012 class. That may be the reason

  5. Comments: 21634
    Jun 27, 2011 at 12:50 AM

    I spoke with Raymon about a week ago. He said the coaches told him that he'll get a look on the offensive side of the ball after his freshman year.

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