Former Wildcat J.J. Taylor gets invited to the NFL Combine

Following a terrific College Football career, former Wildcat J.J. Taylor is now getting invited to the NFL Combine to showcase his skills.

For the past few years we all saw what a terrific talent former Wildcat J.J. Taylor was. And ever since stepping on campus in 2016, all could tell he was going to be a special player.

Through his first four games we saw that talent as Taylor ran the ball 38 times for 261 yards and two touchdowns rushing in his freshman season. But then an injury against Washington happened, forcing him to be sidelined, where the Wildcats then redshirted Taylor.

However, prior to that, I’m not sure everyone expected the level of success we saw from him. Then listed at 5-feet-6-inches and 155 pounds, Taylor was a star at Centennial High School (Corona, CA), and it didn’t take long for him to make an impact, despite many being concerned about his size.

His redshirt freshman season, Taylor saw an even bigger role with the Cats, running the ball 146 times for 847 yards with five touchdowns in addition to the two touchdowns he had receiving.

However, it was his redshirt sophomore season that really showed everyone just what kind of talent we had in Taylor. Despite his size, Taylor ran the ball 255 times for 1,434 yards and six touchdowns.

Expecting big things from him again this past year, Taylor had to overcome some injury issues as well as inconsistent play by the Wildcats. Despite huge expectations, Taylor finished this past season with just 721 yards on 148 carries for five touchdowns.

And after 40 games with the Wildcats, Taylor announced his departure for the NFL, finishing his career with as a very productive college player.

Rushing & Receiving Table
RushingReceivingScrimmage
YearSchoolConfClassPosGAttYdsAvgTDRecYdsAvgTDPlaysYdsAvgTD
2016ArizonaPac-12FRRB4382616.922168.00402776.92
*2017ArizonaPac-12FRRB131468475.8512494.121588965.77
2018ArizonaPac-12SORB1225514345.66161338.3027115675.86
2019ArizonaPac-12JRRB111487214.95322899.0018010105.65
CareerArizona58732635.618624877.9264937505.820
Provided by CFB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/3/2020.
Now following his career with the Cats, Taylor is heading to the NFL and it seems he is going to get a chance to show case his skills in the annual NFL Combine.

On Monday, it was announced that Taylor got an invite and will have a great opportunity to show NFL Execs and GM’s what us Arizona fans already know, his talent!

At Zona Zealots, we’re excited for J.J. and can’t wait to show everyone else what we know he can do! As always, Bear Down, Arizona!

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