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Taylor Jacobs


Height: 6-0

Weight: 205

Position: WR

College: Florida

Drafted: Pick 12 of the 2nd round by Washington
Analysis
Positives: Good route runner with above average speed and quickness...Shows no wasted motion in his release and uses his hands effectively to defeat the press...Runs precise routes, sinking his hips properly and showing a sudden burst through his routes...Can create space in his separation with his hip swerve and wiggle...Plucks the ball with his hands and has the agility and leg drive to punish defenders after the catch... Has an exceptional burst in and out of his breaks...Shows the toughness needed to combat for the ball in traffic...Has outstanding work ethic and is very quick to digest plays.
Negatives: Needs to do a better job coming back for the ball...Does not make proper body adjustments going up for the ball and appears more comfortable catching passes thrown right at him...Can pluck the ball away from his framework, but still tends to body catch... Will show willingness as a blocker, but lacks technique and power to consistently face up.
Career Notes
Superb athlete who excelled for both the football and track teams during his UF career... A semi-finalist for the 2002 Biletnikoff Award, he came into his own as a senior, finishing his career with 133 receptions for 2097 yards (15.8 avg) and 16 touchdowns while starting 18 of 44 games for the Gators...His 133 catches rank sixth and his 2097 yards rank eighth on the school's career-record list...One of only eight players in school history to gain over 100 yards receiving in consecutive games.
2002 Season

Semi-finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation's top receiver...All-Southeastern Conference first-team pick by the league's coaches, The Sporting News and Associated Press...Led the SEC in receiving as he hauled in 71 passes for 1088 yards (15.3 avg) and eight touchdowns...Only Reidel Anthony (72 in 1996) and Carlos Alvarez (88 in 1969) caught more passes in a season for the Gators...His 1088 yards rank eighth on the school's season-record list.


Alabama-Birmingham...Earned SEC Player of the Week honors as he hauled in 6 passes for a career-high 246 yards and touchdowns of 12 & 45 yards...His 245 yards broke the old school game-record of 237 yards by Carlos Alvarez vs. Miami in 1969.
Tennessee...Snatched 9 passes for 141 yards and a pair of scores.
Kentucky...Followed with a career-high 12 receptions for 183 yards, including touchdowns of 4 & 35 yards...Only Travis McGriff (13 vs. South Carolina in 1998) and Alvarez (15 vs. Miami in 1969) had more catches in a game in school annals.
Mississippi...Made 5 catches for 80 yards.
Louisiana State...Gained 66 yards on 5 catches with a 16-yard score.
Auburn...Grabbed 11 passes for 110 yards and a 25-yard touchdown.
Georgia...Suffered a knee sprain on the game's opening drive...The injury would force him to sit out the Vanderbilt and South Carolina games.
Florida State...Caught 7 passes for 95 yards.
Michigan (Outback Bowl)...Closed out his career with 7 catches for 88 yards.
2001 Season

Played in every game, starting vs. Louisiana State and Georgia...Finished with 38 catches for 712 yards (18.7 avg) and seven touchdowns...Gained 29 yards on four carries (7.3 avg).


Marshall...Opened the season with a 64-yard scoring grab.
Louisiana-Monroe...Gained 98 yards on 5 catches.
Kentucky...Made 5 catches for 41 yards and a touchdown.
Mississippi State...Followed with 3 catches for 95 yards and a 60-yard touchdown.
Louisiana State...Added 43 yards on 3 catches, including a 13-yard score.
Vanderbilt...Hauled in 6 passes for 105 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Florida State...Caught 5 passes for 74 yards and a 6-yard score.
Tennessee...Picked up 65 yards on 6 catches.
Maryland (Orange Bowl)...Amassed 170 yards on 10 receptions with touchdowns of 46 & 15 yards.
2000 Season

Played a top role in the wide receiver rotation...Played in all 12 regular season games with five starts (Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi State, LSU and South Carolina) for 304 plays...Named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List...Received the squad's Most Improved Wide Receiver Award...Caught 17 catches for 198 yards (11.6 avg) and two touchdowns and picked up 11 yards with a score on three carries (3.7 avg).


Ball State...Made 4 catches for 42 yards.
Middle Tennessee...Score his first career touchdown on a 17-yard catch.
Vanderbilt...Added another touchdown on a 4-yard reverse.
Tennessee...Added 33 yards on 3 receptions.
Miami (Citrus Bowl)...Caught a pair of passes for 12 yards.
1999 Season

The only true freshman wide receiver to play...Played in 10 of 12 games (all but Tennessee and Alabama in regular season) for 76 plays...Had seven receptions for 99 yards (14.1 avg).


Western Michigan...First career catch was good for a 10-yard gain.
Kentucky...Picked up 23 yards on 2 catches.
Florida State...Had another 2 catches for 48 yards.
Injury Report
Missed two weeks of 2000 spring drills after suffering an ankle sprain...Sprained his knee on the opening drive of the 2002 Georgia contest, sitting out vs. Virginia and South Carolina.
Campus Agility Tests
4.42 in the 40-yard dash.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE

31 10 18


High School
Attended Florida A&M (Tallahassee, Fla.) Prep, playing for his father, Harry Jacobs... Named to Prep Star's All-American team and that publication ranked him the top dozen wide receiver prospects in the SEC region...Named to PrepStar's All-SEC Regional Team and was chosen District MVP in '98...First-team All-State (2A) selection as a senior... Caught 33 passes for 708 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior and then played wide receiver (37 catches for 685 yards and six touchdowns) and quarterback in 1998 (rushed for 362 yards)...Also lettered in baseball and track.
Personal
Sociology major...Son of Sandy and Harry Jacobs...Born Taylor Houser Jacobs on 5/30/81 in Tallahassee, Florida...Resides in Monticello, Florida.
RECEIVING STATISTICS
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/PG GM/AVG

1999 10 00 7 99 14.1 0 39 0.70 9.90

2000 12 05 17 198 11.6 1 25 1.42 16.50

2001 11 02 38 712 18.7 7 64 3.45 64.73

2002 11 11 71 1088 15.3 8 59 6.45 98.91

TOTAL 44 18 133 2097 15.8 16 64 3.02 47.66


RUSHING STATISTICS
YEAR NO YARDS AVG TD LONG

2000 3 11 3.7 1 8

2001 4 29 7.3 0 21

2002 3 43 14.3 0 23

TOTAL 10 83 8.3 1 23


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