Colorado outside linebacker Davion Taylor was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft on Friday night by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Taylor, taken with the 103rd pick overall (39th in the third round) and became the second Buff taken in the draft, followingJacksonville's pick of wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. in the second round earlier Friday.
After not playing football at an early age, Taylor earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors, finishing with 69 tackles (8.5 for loss) and seven pass breakups in his senior year.
"I love the defense, 4-3, it's something I'm really kind of used to because I ran it at community college and a little bit at Colorado," Taylor told the Philadelphia media late Friday night. "I know I'm going to fit in perfectly, and just throughout the draft process I've learned a lot when it comes to just that scheme. I just know I'm going to fit in perfectly, and I'm ready to get in and start learning because I'm just anxious just to get on the field."
Taylor then put together an outstanding NFL Combine, where he ran a 4.49-second 40-yard dash and recorded a 35-inch vertical leap. His draft stock steadily climbed throughout the spring, culminating with his selection Friday.