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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview Vaughn Taylor, OLB, Morehead State University

Morehead State pass rusher Vaughn Taylor recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot
  • Name: Vaughn Taylor
  • Position: DE/OLB
  • College: Morehead State University 
  • Height: 6’3 
  • Weight: 248
  • Twitter: V_Taylor17
  • Instagram: vt7___

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2022 NFL Draft?

I am a top prospect at my position in the 2022 NFL Draft because I am not one dimensional and I am versatile. I have the ability to play in both a 3-4 and 4-3 defense. I also am a player who consistently shows up in the run and pass game. 

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I was 8 years old when I first became interested in the sport of football. 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

NFL teams should know that I am a player who loves the grind and is willing to work for what I want and with that I am a great leader who leads by example. 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

I would donate to a mental health foundation because I believe that especially during this time a lot of people struggle with their mental health. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

The best advice I have received was that everyone is not meant to be a part of my journey. 

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood hero would be my uncle Dupree.

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

The most underrated teammate in my locker room is Earl Stoudemire.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

My biggest pet peeve is being late. 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

The hardest moment in my life would have to be losing my uncle this past year. He’s the person who introduced me to the sport of football and he’s one of the people who has helped me make it this far. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

Morehead State University is a small school located in Morehead, Kentucky. Morehead is special to me because it’s a place where the whole town shows up on game days. Also, with it being a small school it’s easy to meet new people. 

What is your favorite snack food?

My favorite snack is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

What is the best part of football?

The best part about football is being able to spend time with your teammates and building those relationships. 

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I am a high character guy who can get the job done in whatever defense you throw at me. 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

Jadeveon Clowney 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

If I could have dinner with any three people dead or alive  it would be my dad, uncle, and my grandfather.My reason for choosing these three men is because they have all helped shape me into the man I am today and I never had the opportunity to sit down with all three of them at once

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