We have all assumed that Taywan Taylor will spend the majority of his time as the slot receiver. That’s what he primarily did last year, and he seems to fit the perfect mold of a slot a receiver. However, I am starting to believe that may not be the case.
I was listening to the Rotoworld Football Podcast yesterday, and Trevor’s favorite fantasy football analyst, Evan Silva, mentioned that he heard Dan Orlovsky (for more on why you should be listening to what Orlovsky says, bang it here) say that Taylor could actually play the “clear out” role that Sammy Watkins played last year for the Rams. If you think about it, it makes sense because Taylor is the only receiver on the team that has that top end speed you are looking for in that spot.
Taylor actually logged the most snaps with the first team offense in yesterday’s training camp practice according to Travis May:
Now for some WR notes. Note: Rishard Matthews was out. I couldn’t get details on his injury. 1st team rep leaders today:— Travis May (@FF_TravisM) July 26, 2018
Corey Davis 32
Taywan Taylor 33
Michael Campanero 13
Darius Jennings 10
Tajae Sharpe 9#TitanCamp #Titans
As May mentions, that is due in part to the fact that Rishard Matthews is still recovering form the most mysterious injury in the history of sports and wasn’t practicing, but if they wanted Taylor to play in the slot and not outside, they could have given those reps to Tajae Sharpe.
There is something that is so fun about not knowing much about the new offense. It probably has a lot to due with the fact that we have something to actually have faith in this time around.
What do you think is the best role for Taywan in this new offense?