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Jonathan Taylor Doesn’t Think A Bunch Of Carries In College Will Hurt His NFL Value

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Former Wisconsin superstar Jonathan Taylor doesn’t think his high level of production in college will hurt him in the NFL.

When a college running back gets a ton of carries, it can raise red flags among NFL teams. The prevailing belief is that a running back only has so many carries in him, and NFL squads don’t want a guy who burned them all in college. Yet, the former Badgers phenom isn’t worried. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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Taylor told Reggie Bush the following in part in a Twitter video posted by Fox College Football:

Some teams just like to look into, especially if you have an injury issue. Fortunately for my case, thankfully, like you said…I wasn’t able to miss any time during my three years at Wisconsin. And then there were some scouts who actually liked that you had a lot of carries. Means you’ve seen a lot of things. You have a lot of experience.

NFL teams that are hesitant on Taylor are just foolish. He doesn’t have major health issues, and he put on a clinic for three years coming out of the backfield at Wisconsin.

He tormented and tortured defenses across America for years. High highlight tapes are pretty pure football porn.

Now, he’ll take those skills to the NFL, and he’ll almost certainly end up being a first round pick. One team out there is going to find themselves with a star in the backfield.

I’ve seen a lot of great running backs come out of Wisconsin, and Taylor might be the best of them all.

 

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Taylor was a ton of fun to watch in college, and I can’t wait to see what he does in the pros!