Posted: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013
By Matt Verderame
Taylor has first round talent in the opinion of most draft experts, but fell in the draft because many teams were worried about his kidney function, which was at 42 percent during the combine, according to the Miami Herald.
The corner had reportedly been taking blood pressure medication since high school, and just recently found out that it was damaging his kidneys. Now off the medication and on a different medicine for his blood pressure, Taylor and his doctors expect his kidneys to improve significantly.
Taylor is expected to come in and compete right away for a starting position alongside free agent acquisition Brett Grimes, who missed all but one game last year with a torn Achilles tendon. He would be filling the spot vacated by Sean Smith, who left in free agency to join the Kansas City Chiefs.