Not a lot of buzz has surrounded former Florida running back Kelvin Taylor leading up to the NFL Draft. But on Tuesday, the projected fourth- or fifth-round pick received a major endorsement.
ESPN analyst Merril Hoge apparently loves Taylor, and described him as one of the best runners he has ever seen.
ESPN NFL Analyst Merril Hoge calls Florida RB Kelvin Taylor "one of best runners I've seen in recent memory." Says he can be an NFL starter.
— John Oehser (@JohnOehser) April 5, 2016
Taylor posted impressive stats during his junior season, rushing for 1,035 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Gators. He is a reliable ball carrier who rarely fumbles and has experience catching passes out of the backfield.
In a running back class that lacks much star power outside of Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott and Alabama’s Derrick Henry, a ringing endorsement like that could help Taylor rise on the draft boards.