Unfortunately, Levonta Taylor did not hear his name called Friday during the 2020 NFL Draft. The Virginia Beach native was pursued by several teams after the Draft but decided to sign with the Los Angeles Rams, where he’ll join Cam Akers and Jalen Ramsey. Taylor will now get an opportunity to showcase his ball skills at the NFL level:
Want to thank the Rams organization for giving me the opportunity to ball at the next level pic.twitter.com/BbppZCQ4UM— Levonta Taylor (@LevontaTaylor) April 26, 2020
Taylor likely went undrafted due to concerns about his size. At 5’10, 169 pounds, it’s possible his smaller frame scared away teams. Still, Taylor had a productive career in Tallahassee. After earning some playing time as a true freshman, Taylor had a stellar sophomore season. He locked down a starting spot and led the ACC in passer rating allowed. He finished that year with two interceptions against Florida, including a pick-six, in what was eventually a 38-22 win. However, Taylor was never able to recapture that magic, though he did finish with a solid career in the Garnet and Gold.
Taylor is a former composite five-star recruit and the No. 1 overall corner in the 2016 class, and chose to play for the Seminoles over offers from Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, Auburn, and others.