With questions abounding about the Broncos WR corps, Jordan Taylor looks like solid depth based on what we saw in 2017.
There was nothing record setting about the play Taylor put on the field in 2017. He isn’t the fastest, quickest, or highest jumping WR. But the guy can run a good route and has a knack for coming down with the jump balls and back shoulder throws.
What probably helped Taylor’s future most was his willingness and ability to play late in the season as a punt returner on Special Teams. The guy looked at the very least solid at the job and most importantly didn’t have butter fingers (AMARITE McKenzie!?).
Jordan Taylor PFF Grade
Taylor got an overall grade of 65.7 broken down into a 64.9 receiving grade and a 55.5 run blocking grade from PFF. The sample size here is pretty small, especially for any serious opinions to be formed on run blocking.
Jordan Taylor Contract
Honestly the best thing about Taylor on this Broncos team has to be his contract. He’s still on a very affordable rookie deal which makes it very easy as a GM to make a case for keeping him on the team and seeing if he can develop more as a wide receiver.
I see the WR position as one that is likely to see a lot of change in 2018. That being said, I’d be surprised if the team didn’t keep Taylor around. He’s got versatility as a special teams player and flashes at times in the passing game.