Breaking down an acrobatic extension on a vertical target.
There’s a lot more to Taywan Taylor’s game than this route, but certain plays offer teachable moments. This diving catch on a target thrown past him is one of them.
So is the head fake used to set up the break without losing a step—something that can happen when a receiver sets up a break with his stride, a cut, or an adjustment to pacing.
Taylor’s game requires more refinement of details to become a good pro, but he’s an exciting prospect who will earn a shot to develop into one.
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