Aggressive corners are in Colorado’s nature. From Deon Figures to Chris Hudson to Jason Espinoza to Chidobe Awuzie, the Colorado Buffaloes operate best at the line of scrimmage. Tyrin Taylor is the latest cornerback to fit that mold for the Buffs.
The North Carolina product is traveling a long way from the East Coast to get to Boulder, Colorado. From Cornelius, North Carolina, Taylor had a bevy of interest from closer colleges, but when Colorado calls, you do answer. Tyrin is taller than 6’3 at around 170 pounds, so he is a skinny corner. Here is what we had to say about Tyrin when we committed:
He looks like a Demetrice Martin corner. Martin was known at UCLA for having aggressive corners that were extremely solid in run support. They may not get INTs, but they are comfortable at the line of scrimmage. The first two clips of Taylor’s highlight reel are impressive run plays where he beats the receiver and makes the tackle. He is consistently lock-step with the receiver and positions himself to deflect the ball or disrupt the pass-catcher. With his natural size and smooth athleticism, he is a boundary corner through and through.
An all around shut down corner ❌— Karl Dorrell (@k_dorrell) December 16, 2020
Coming from the east coast, let's work @TyrinTaylor3!