Cam Taylor-Britt is a tough football player who’s been through a lot already throughout his football career. Taylor-Britt played quarterback in high school and came into college as a three-star athlete. He’s ended up playing at both cornerback and safety while at Nebraska. While he’s a very physical cornerback, Taylor-Britt is still a project at the position and has a lot to learn to better utilize his physicality to be a more efficient cornerback.
CB – #5 Nebraska
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Park Crossing (Montgomery, AL)
HS Rating: 3 star (0.8636)
Phil Steele: PS#114
Cam Taylor-Britt Scouting Report
Great speed for the position. Really flashes well on tape. Love his ability. Returned punts for the Cornhuskers last season, flashed his athleticism in that role well. Good lateral quickness. Shows extraordinary contact balance. Accelerates very well.
Good upper body strength, especially for the position. Has a very impressive hip flip. Just struggles to react in time to surprise routes. Has the ability to recover but struggles against faster receivers to get back in the play. Very strong tackler. Helps tremendously in run support. Wants to be aggressive in this area. Tends to be too aggressive while reacting to a quick route and will miss the tackle at times. Plays very well in space, especially alone on the boundary. Takes good pursuit angles to make good tackles.
Flashes the ability to be a strong, alert cover corner. Struggles to react to timing routes and needs to pick up another step to better impact the receiver at the catch point. Very physical through the catch. He doesn’t give up on the play. Struggling with press coverage. Reaction time to the quick adjustments is slow. The physicality is very clearly there from the release. Relies too much on it, in my opinion.
What we want to see from Cam Taylor-Britt in Mobile
- How effective is Cam Taylor-Britt in zone coverage? We’ve seen some repetitions of deep coverage, but can he effectively play underneath? Also, Nebraska was mostly a man-scheme over this past year, which limited Taylor-Britt’s snaps in this department. We’d like to see how he holds up in practice.
Pre-Senior Bowl Projection
Cam Taylor-Britt is a raw, high upside prospect who is still learning the position and how to play it more efficiently. He will fit well into a heavy-man scheme that will hopefully allow him to develop well over the next couple of years. We think that Taylor-Britt will probably start his rookie year on a practice squad before ascending into a backup/slot role.
We like Taylor-Britt as a fifth/seventh-round prospect. His chances of being drafted are good for the physicality and run support he brings, but his development is still questionable.