Coming into this past offseason, one of the biggest needs for the Miami Dolphins was their secondary. After a fantastic offseason that consisted of signing Brent Grimes and drafting rookies Jamar Taylor and Will Davis, I think it is safe to say that Jeff Ireland did his part in filling that position with both veteran and young talent.
Throughout his career at Boise State, cornerback Jamar Taylor was arguably one of the best college cornerbacks in all of college. His incredible athleticism and ability to shut down receivers was good enough to earn him First-team All-Mountain West Conference and also a 2nd round pick of the Miami Dolphins in the 2013 NFL draft.
Recently I was able to contact Jamar Taylor and had the opportunity to ask him a few questions. Here is our Exclusive interview with Jamar Taylor.
Justen Rosenberg: When did you first make playing in the NFL your main priority?
Jamar Taylor: I first realized I wanted to play professional football when I was 7. It’s been a priority every since my cousin died when I was in high school though. I started to workout everyday as a freshmen at 5 in the morning and 3:30 in the evening.
JR: What was your reaction when you were first drafted by the Miami Dolphins?
JT: My reaction was just thankful, I couldn’t thank God enough and my family and girlfriend but at the same time I was ready to get to work.
JR: Have you gotten the chance to go out and explore South Florida yet?
JT: I been on the airboat to see alligators and to the beach. Other than that though I just go see movies and chill. I’m a laid back type of person
JR: Which NFL player would you compare yourself to?
JT: I try to mimic myself after derrell revis
JR: How impressed are you with Ryan Tannehill’s progression?
JT: Tannehill is a phenomenal quarterback, even better in person. He’s a smart qb and runs our offense well
JR: What are your expectations not only on a personal level, but as a team for this season?
JT: Personal level to just get healthy and get back on the field to contribute on defense and special teams. As a team just to take it game by game and get better week in and week out
Although I already did, I would like to thank Jamar again for taking the time out of his busy schedule to answer these questions. He really didn’t have to, but I am very appreciative that he did. Let’s all wish Taylor the best of luck with not only his health, but personal success this season and don’t forget to follow him on Twitter, @JTAY22_619!