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Jonathan Taylor

2020 Rookie Profile

School: Wisconsin
Year: Junior
Date of Birth: 01/19/1999
Drafted: Round 2, Pick 9 (41)
Team: Indianapolis Colts

College Stats

Metrics and Measurables

Height5’10” (36th)
Weight226 lbs (80th)
Wingspan75 3/8″
Arm Length31 1/8″ (55th)
Hand Size9 1/2″ (68th)
40-Yard Dash4.39s (93rd)
Vertical Jump36″ (70th)
Broad Jump123″ (80th)
3-Cone Drill7.01s (59th)
20-Yard Shuttle4.24s (49th)
Bench Press17 reps (30th)

Speed Score121.7 (99th)
Burst Score122.7 (71st)
Agility Score11.25 (66th)
College Dominator41.8% (93rd)
Target Share10.3% (76th)
SPARQ137.2 (90th)


0.553 (3rd among 2020 RBs)

For detailed information about the PREDATOR Score methodology, check out this article.

Injury Risk


  • Undisclosed left leg injury (2017)

For detailed information about our Injury Risk designations, check out this article.

Player Analysis

The Good

  • Vision – Anticipates running lanes and is ready to immediately take full advantage of Wisconsin’s great OLine
  • Elusiveness – Sets up defenders extremely well for high speed cuts in the open field and can get by defenders in tight spaces.
  • Balance – Uses low center of gravity and pad level to bounce off defenders, consistently. 
  • Speed – Able to beat defenders’ pursuit angles using elite long speed.

The Bad

  • Fumbles – Dropped the ball an uncomfortably high 18 times in 3 seasons.
  • Blocking – Inconsistent form and positioning in pass protection.

Overall Assessment

PRE-DRAFT: Anybody who tells you they’re worried about JT’s fumbling issues either paid no attention to Adrian Peterson’s career, or is hoping you pass over him in your rookie draft. Taylor is one of the best RB prospects ever to come through the draft process, boasting all-time production, a long list of positive traits, and a clean bill of health. Selecting Taylor anywhere other than the first pick (or second in a superflex league) could be considered a steal.

POST-DRAFT: Landing in Indianapolis is arguably the best situation any RB prospect finds himself in after the draft. The combination of an elite offensive line and a quarterback in Philip Rivers, who very frequently targets his running backs in the passing game, should provide Taylor with plenty of quality touches early in his career. Jonathan Taylor should be off the board within the first two selections in rookie drafts.

Player Comparison: Adrian Peterson



  • Consensus Overall (1QB): 1.2
  • Consensus Overall (SF): 2.4
  • Consensus Overall (NPLB): 3.0
  • Consensus RB: 1.2
  • Analyst RB: 1


  • Consensus Overall (1QB): 1.0
  • Consensus Overall (SF): 2.0
  • Consensus Overall (NPLB): 2.5
  • Consensus RB: 1.0
  • Analyst RB: 1

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