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Tyrod Taylor's future in Baltimore

When the Ravens drafted Tyrod Taylor three years ago, they took a late round flier on a guy who boasted a weak arm, questionable instincts, and supreme athleticism. He lived in Michael Vick's shadow at VT, always drawing comparisons.

In week 17 against the Bengals, Taylor got his first chance at extended playing time in a regular season game. Throwing for a pedestrian 149 yards and completing 15 of 25 pass attempts, Taylor also thew a game clinching interception and took 3 sacks for an astounding 30 yards. Not the game he was looking for.

What Taylor did show, however, was his athleticism we had all heard about. Rushing for 65 yards and a TD on 9 carries, Taylor lead a ground attack that also featured Bernard Pierce and Anthony Allen.

The next questions is, how much longer are the Ravens going to experiment with him? Will they resign him? Trade him?

With the evolving game with quarterbacks such as Cam Newton, RG3, etc., Taylor's talent may be better utilized on another team. Should the Ravens try to trade him to a team that needs an athletic back up?

Is there any chance, with the Ravens looking for a new slot receiver, they give him a shot? Maybe just in certain personal, but the Ravens could give Taylor a chance to utilize his great athleticism and running instincts as a slot receiver. At 6' 1" and 215 lbs, he is no tweener and certainly has the football ability to play there.

It couldn't hurt giving him a shot. The possibilities do not have to end there, however, as this would completely open up the playbook to screens, reverse, flea flickers, etc.

The opinions posted here are those of the administrator of this blog and his loyal readers. They are in no way official comments from the team, and should not be misconstued as such, even though he thinks he could do just as well or even a better job!

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