Seahawks trade up to draft edge rusher Darrell Taylor from Tennessee with No. 48 pick

Seahawks trade up to select defensive lineman from Tennessee, Darrell Taylor
JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 02: Darrell Taylor #19 of the Tennessee Volunteers tackles Peyton Ramsey #12 of the Indiana Hoosiers in the first half of the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field on January 2, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Seahawks trade up to select defensive lineman from Tennessee, Darrell Taylor

The Seahawks traded picks after the second round got underway on Friday, dealing with the New York Jets. They sent their 59th and 101st picks to the Jets and moved up to pick at No. 48. With it, they select defensive end/edge rusher Darrell Taylor.

Taylor tied for the second-most sacks by any player in the SEC in 2019 with nine.

“They traded up for me, so that means they must’ve really wanted me, I’m just ready to get to work, I’m excited they picked me to be their pass rusher, and I’m excited to showing them what I’ve got.”

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Taylor is listed as 6’4, 267 lbs with a 33 inch wingspan. The reason why he has no NFL Combine stats is because he underwent surgery on his left leg (stress fracture) and was still in rehab.

Taylor recorded 16 sacks in his most recent 24 games for the Vols.