Is Phil Taylor's stock dropping?

April, 17, 2011
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The draft stock of a prospect being considered by two AFC West teams could reportedly drop because of injury concerns.

CBSSports.com reports that Baylor defensive tackle Phil Taylor has potential issues with his feet. The report states that some teams are putting a red flag on Taylor because medical results at the NFL combine. Apparently, the bones in both of Taylor’s feet are growing together, which could be a long-term issue.

He is massive man, who weighs about 340 pounds, and teams could be wary of the issue. Taylor is expected to be taken in the 25-35 range. He has visited both Kansas City and Denver and is a versatile player who can fit in both the 3-4 and 4-3 defensive schemes.

I think he could be an outside possibility for the Chiefs at No. 21 or if they trade down. It will be interesting to see if this issue causes Taylor to drop.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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