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Prospect Profile: Western Michigan OL Taylor Moton

Taylor Moton

Tackle/Guard| Western Michigan| Senior

Height:6-foot-5*|Weight: *319 pounds

College Stats

2016: Started 14 games at right tackle; named First-Team All-MAC, helped Western Michigan win the conference title, go 13-1 and appear in the Cotton Bowl

Career:After redshirting in 2012, Moton started all 52 games he played for the Broncos. Moton played right tackle for all 25 games of 2013 and 2014. He moved to right guard for all 13 games of 2015 and was named Third-Team All-MAC. Moton returned to right tackle for 14 games as a senior.

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 5.18 seconds

Bench press: 23 reps of 225 pounds

Broad jump:  9 feet, 1 inch

Vertical jump: 30.5 inches (tied for third among offensive linemen)

3-cone drill: 7.73 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.58 seconds (tied for fourth among offensive linemen)

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Summary:Moton brings in-game experience on the right side of the line at the tackle and guard positions, and his future primary position in the NFL could be determined by the need of the team he joins. He told members of the media at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine that he's open to whatever a team wants. 

"Some teams look at me more as a guard, some teams look at me more as a tackle," Moton said. "I tell them I can do both. I'll do whatever position you need me to be. Wherever I go, I know I'll go in there and fight for a starting job right away."

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock listed Moton as tied for fifth with Texas A&M's Jermaine Eluemunor among tackle options in this year's draft class.

Family inspiration:Moton started playing football in the seventh grade at the prompting of his late grandfather Thomas Gunnings, a former professor of psychology at Michigan State who played college football in North Carolina. 

"I know he loved football," Moton said at the combine. "He never really pressured me to do it, but I knew I'd make him proud if I went into it. That's really what drove me to do it, and I haven't looked back since."

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