Colts RB Jonathan Taylor is already pummeling defenders at training camp.
The Indianapolis Colts upgraded their already elite rushing attack — which ranked seventh in the NFL with 133.1 yards per game in 2019 — this offseason when they used a second-round pick on Jonathan Taylor in the NFL Draft. The selection came as a surprise to Colts Nation, but it didn’t take very long for the fan base to get on board.
After all, the 21-year-old stud is Indianapolis’ most complete running back by a wide margin, and 2019 starter Marlon Mack is entering the final year of his contract.
The hype surrounding Taylor entering training camp was already influential, but he’s the bruiser has now taken it upon himself to amplify that narrative. Get excited, Colts fans, because we are officially presenting the first footage of the Wisconsin product bulldozing defenders at camp.
Let this clip serve as a lesson for the rest of the NFL moving forward. Much like his days in Madison, if would-be tacklers go high on Taylor, he’s going to bounce off them like practice pop-up dummies.
To be fair, we would advise against attempting to tackle the former Badger altogether, because going low on the tree trunks he calls legs doesn’t sound fun, either, but that’s why we’re behind a keyboard.
Talk about a rude awakening for safety Tavon Wilson, who the Colts signed for depth in the secondary last week and likely just joined his new teammates at camp. You can bet the 31-year-old won’t lower his shoulder at the rookie RB’s chest the next time they meet in the open field at practice.
If this is a sign of things to come for Taylor, well, fans in Indianapolis should be amped for the upcoming season.
After averaging 2,058 yards across three years in the Big Ten, the young stud looks ready to make a seamless transition to the NFL. Start the countdown to Week 1, folks, because we might just be looking at the favorite to take home Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.