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Taylor's stock is on the rise.
The Lions don't have a pick in the fourth round currently, but don't be surprised if that changes. Lions' general manager Martin Mayhew has wheeled and dealed for extra picks before, and Devin Taylor is someone he might want to target.
Taylor was by far the MVP of the East West Shrine Game. In the first half, he was all over the place.
Mayock and co-analyst Charles Davis were repeatedly calling out his name whenever the East's defense was on the field. Not surprisingly Taylor finished with two forced fumbles, a sack and was a disruptive force the whole game.
I've already spoke about the Lions' need for defensive ends, so why should they stop at selecting just one?
Mayhew has shown he's not afraid to pick one, two or even three players of the same position in one draft. He did it last year twice!
Taylor is a classic "potential" type of player. He's got the kind of length and reach that defensive coaches dream about. He reminded me a lot of Jason Pierre-Paul as I watched him on Sunday.
In fact, Taylor is several inches taller than Pierre-Paul. He's listed at 6'8" and 267 pounds. Clearly, he'll need to add bulk to compete in the NFL, but everything else is there.
Whether his draft stock continues to rise will depend a lot on his performance in February's NFL combine. If he does well, we could be talking about Taylor in the third, second or even first round.