University of Florida offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor announced he will be forgoing his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Taylor announced his decision after the Gators 41-15 Peach Bowl victory over Michigan.
Taylor also announced he will be signing with agent Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation.
Taylor has been a force for the Gators since stepping onto campus. As a true freshman he played in all 13 games and started 12 games at right tackle and was named a Freshman All-American by ESPN, FWAA, and PFF. As a sophomore he played and started in all 11 games, starting the first nine at right tackle and final two games at left tackle. This past season, Taylor started every game at right tackle.
ESPN’s Mel Kiper ranked Taylor as the No. 24 overall prospect, and ESPN’s Todd McShay has Taylor ranked No. 25. Kiper said, “He has the potential to be the first offensive lineman off the board. Some teams might like him at guard, too, and the versatility is a plus.”
Rosenhaus has also signed Michigan’s Devin Bush and Miami’s Jaquan Johnson and Sheldrick Redwine.