Manbeast Taylor Played Five Positions At ClemsonMay 4th, 2010
Joe admits it. He’s intrigued by Rendrick Taylor, the versatile, athletic manbeast fullback the Bucs signed yesterday along with four other guys out of their recent rookie minicamp.
Tom Balog, beat writer for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, explained the Bucs’ fascination with Taylor on Saturday.
Watching the 6-foot-2, 274-pound Clemson player being tried out as a fulltback and tight end, move around Saturday through special team drills, you wonder how he got here … as a tryout player.
You can get look at big No. 45 late in this video from Buccaneers.com.
And Joe’s been doing some digging. WBTW-TV in South Carolina reported that while Taylor is listed as a fullback on the Bucs’ roster, he played receiver, tight end, linebacker and running back at Clemson. And Joe talked to a Clemson official on Monday who didn’t want his name published, who said that Taylor is “a rare athlete who needs to stay in one position and get some great coaching.
Taylor also was injured throughout his college career, including missing the entire 2008 season.
Surely, all those injuries dropped his draft stock.
Joe has no clue what the future holds for Rendrick. But Joe imagines a 274-pound fullback with his kind of athleticism could do some damage on 3rd-and-1.