WR Kerry Taylor - Free Agent
|6-0, 200||Born: 2-20-1989||College: Arizona State||Drafted: ---|
2013 Week 11 vs ARI (5 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Taylor's first reception came in the second quarter. On 3rd-and-Long he caught a bubble screen for a short gain. In the fourth quarter, Taylor came wide open over the middle for a first down reception.
2013 Week 12 vs HOU (4 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Taylor was targeted twice in the first quarter. Both plays saw him run slant routes when he couldn't make a play on the ball. Late in the fourth quarter, Taylor caught a crucial out route to convert a third down and keep the clock moving.
2013 Week 15 vs BUF (5 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
Taylor got a chance to get on the field early because Cecil Shorts was inactive. Taylor's first involvement saw him drop a first down pass on third down in the red zone. Taylor made up for his first drop with an important catch deep in Jaguars territory on third and nine for a first down. In the fourth quarter, Taylor made a catch in the flat for a short gain that showed off excellent concentration. On third and seven midway through the fourth quarter, Taylor caught a slant pass for a first down. A few plays later, Taylor caught a nine yard curl route on first and 10.
2013 Week 16 vs TEN (7 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)
With Cecil Shorts unavailable again this week, Taylor got another opportunity. He was directly filling into the Shorts' role as his first few receptions came on effective screen plays. Much like often happens to Shorts, Taylor was on the peripheral of this game. He saw two consecutive targets late in the second quarter, but both were inaccurate passes down the field. Henne finally found him later on the same drive, when he fit the ball in on a deep slant route. Taylor still had to make a nice adjustment to the pass.
2013 Week 17 vs IND (9 / 8 / 75 / 1 rec)
This was another performance that proves Kerry Taylor is a perfect fit in the Cecil Shorts role. He finished the game with eight receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown, with a long of just 15 yards. Taylor clearly isn't better than Shorts, but he has similar ability to work the underneath routes and carries a similar frame to that of his veteran teammate. In Shorts role, Taylor primarily lined up outside, but he did move into the slot a bit and was featured in the screen game. While he appears to have some talent and is a more dangerous option than Ace Sanders, he isn't likely to be a fixture on the offense moving into 2014 unless Justin Blackmon continues to be absent. Even if he is absent, Mike Brown would likely step into the starting role and that is presuming the Jaguars don't bring in other receivers.