31-Year-Old Free Safety – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Sean Taylor in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
2014 ADP: –
Sean Taylor Contract Information:
Signed a seven-year, $18 million contract in July of 2004.
Taylor died early Tuesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, a day after he was shot in his home, the Associated Press reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Sean Taylor.
Sean Taylor led the Skins with 114 tackles in 2006 but failed to record a sack and had only one interception. He was caught several times out of position and gave up too many big plays, partly because the rest of the Skins secondary provided no support. The Skins used their first round draft pick to select Strong Safety LaRon Landry. This will allow Taylor to play Free Safety and solely focus on playing center field. If Shawn Springs is able to stay healthy and either Fred Smoot returns to form or Carlos Rogers meets expectations, Taylor could be in for a big season.
Itís hard to ignore someone as athletic as Taylor. Itís also hard to believe that in two years in the NFL, he has yet to finish a season in the year-end top 20. Taylor is the classic head case. Forget that he narrowly escaped possible jail time by pleading down assault charges this spring. Itís not his only brush with the law, so at the very least heís making bad off-field choices about with whom and where he hangs out. If you can put aside all of that, there are still problems on the field. Heís undisciplined, lacks tackling technique and shows many of the tendencies that drew LaVar Arrington into calamitous conflict with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. But heís still worth considering on draft day for his size (6-2, 232), strength, sideline-to-sideline range, speed, fluidity and versatility. He can pass rush. He can cover and pick. He can tackle. He can get involved anywhere he wants. Itís a long shot to think heíll stop butting heads with, well, seemingly everyone, to learn how to control his game and be more productive, but donít think any football player doesnít learn with experience. What heís already doing is fantasy worthy. Imagine what happens if he takes the next step.
Taylor endured a tumultuous rookie season, some of which was his own fault. Surprisingly, he didnít start at free safety from Week 1, but took over the mantle in Week 3 and occupied the spot from there on out once Matt Bowen went out for the year. By Week 4, Taylor had gotten his sea legs in the league, and he piled up 57 solo tackles in the next 12 games. He was suspended for one game in late October after a drunk driving arrest, but was eventually acquitted of all charges in the offseason. A holdout from voluntary workouts in the offseason in an attempt to renegotiate his contract didnít earn him any friends in the front office, but heís expected back with the team by training camp. A punishing hitter, Taylor also has the speed to run with receivers and height to go up for free balls. One caveat: At press time, Taylor was facing a felony charge of aggravated assault with a firearm and a second charge of battery. As a result, he has been excused from the rest of the teamís offseason meetings and practices, and his status heading into the season is unclear. Keep an eye on this, and drop him 10 spots if his status is still unclear at the start of training camp.
This guy has stud written all over him. Taylor will begin the season as the Skins' starting free safety, and at 6'2" 231 with great speed, reminds many of the 6'0" 235 Dallas Cowboy safety Roy Williams. It's yet to be determined how much defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will rush Taylor out of the secondary, but otherwise you can expect Williams-like numbers out of the rookie in 2004.