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Colorado LB Davion Taylor runs blistering 40 at Buffs’ Pro Day

With top prospect Laviska Shenault sitting out Colorado’s Pro Day while recovering from surgery, it was linebacker Davion Taylor who stole the show.

Taylor (6-0, 228) ran the 40-yard dash in a time of 4.39 seconds to go along with a vertical leap of 36 inches, according to The Athletic’s Nicki Jhabvala.

Taylor previously ran a 4.49-second 40-yard dash at the Combine and had a vertical leap of 35 inches.

His pro day times would have placed him in elite company at the Combine. His 40 time would have been just a tick off the all-time record for a LB of 4.38 seconds and would have tied him for the fastest time with Clemson’s Isaiah Simmons.

And Taylor’s vertical jump would have tied him for sixth-best among LBs at the Combine.

The senior has seen his stock soar since the season ended, as he was also invited to the Senior Bowl.

Defense & Fumbles Table
Tack Tack Tack Tack Tack Def Fumb Fumb
Year School Class G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk PD FR TD
2018 Colorado JR 12 43 14 57 10.0 1.0 2 2 1
2019 Colorado SR 12 57 15 72 8.0 1.0 4 1
Career Colorado 100 29 129 18.0 2.0 6 3 1
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 3/11/2020.

Pro Football Focus recently tabbed Taylor as a late first-round prospect, going to the Chiefs with pick No. 32 overall, in its analytical mock draft.

From PFF:

“Taylor has many of the same comps as Isaiah Simmons and would fit the Chiefs perfectly here.”

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