The Miami Dolphins drafted Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor in the second round of the NFL Draft last month. Friend of the Phinsider and head man over at ProInterviews.org had a chance to sit down with Taylor, shortly after the draft. (Note, this interview took place prior to Taylor's sports hernia surgery.)
Here's an excerpt from the interview:
Strauss : If someone asked you to compare your game to someone in the NFL, who would you say?
Taylor : I don't know. I like to compare my game a lot to Darrelle Revis. I'm not as patient as him in my press game. I have been in the past, but I try to switch it up a lot. That's definitely someone I watch, and try to mimic a lot. The guy is just so smart, and he's not afraid to tackle, and he's just so patient.
Strauss : What was your whole Draft weekend like?
Taylor : My agent thought I was going to go on Thursday. It was kind of frustrating when it ended that day, but I had great support from my family, my agent, and my girlfriend.
We woke up on Friday and said today is going to be a better day. Some teams called and said they were going to get me, and then, they passed on me. I was getting frustrated, but next thing I knew, my phone was ringing. It was a blessing from God for the Dolphins and Jeff Ireland to give me a chance to come down there. It was like I got the monkey off my back.
Strauss : You're expected to contribute immediately for the Dolphins. What are your expectations?
Taylor : My plan is to come in and learn and pick all the coaches brains until they get sick of me. Just try to learn as much as I can about the NFL, because it's so much different game than college. At the same time, I just want to have fun and make plays. Sometimes, a lot of people over-think it, but I just want to come in, learn, and ball-out to help my team win.
You can check out the entire interview with Jamar Taylor here. Thanks to Strauss for sharing.