On Thursday, rookie running back Patrick Taylor is practicing with the Green Bay Packers for the first time this season. The undrafted free agent out of Memphis had been on the non-football injury list with a foot injury sustained during his final collegiate season.
First time we've seen rookie RB Patrick Taylor practice since they signed him after the draft. He had a foot injury in college and has been on reserve/non-football injury list. https://t.co/1UbfbPVm4g pic.twitter.com/gvjwPBbX4a— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 17, 2020
Taylor had a productive career at Memphis, though he split time in the Tigers’ backfield with other future-NFL backs Antonio Gibson, Darrell Henderson, and Tony Pollard. He carried 208 times for 1,122 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2018, his most productive college season. He also caught 55 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns.
At 6-foot-2 and 217 pounds, Taylor offers good size. He also tested fairly well this spring, including a 4.57-second 40-yard dash.
The Athletic’s Dane Brugler described Taylor as a priority free agent, praising his “projectible size, speed, and ball skills” but adding that he lacks vision and can sometimes play a bit smaller than his size.