Carmelo Taylor

  • Pos WR
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 162

Prospect Info

  • High School Patrick Henry
  • City Roanoke, VA
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Penn State Nittany Lions

  • Jersey #21
  • Class SO

As a Prospect

  • Class 2023
  • Committed 8/10/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 11/08/2022

Brian Dohn National Recruiting Analyst


4-7 Round Day 3

Reminds Us Of

Darnell Mooney Chicago Bears

Size is verified after in-person evaluation in early November. Has verified speed times with personal best 10.59 in 100 meters and consistently ran in 10.7s and 10.8s. Can impact game on offense and with special teams. Speed shows up on field. Fluid athlete who can play on both sides of ball. When release is clean he gets into route quickly and uses speed to get behind defense. Tracks ball well and can adjust to inaccurate throws. Sees plenty of off coverage and safety help because of ability to get deep. Adept at coming back to ball. Puts ball away quickly and looks to get up field in a hurry. Uses frame well and high points ball in traffic. Wins 50-50 balls regularly. Understands how to set up cornerbacks with double move to get deep. Effective on bubble screens and quick outs. Can turn a 5-yard gain into 15-20 yards because of ability to pierce defense and speed. Sometimes lets ball get inside on him rather than catching with hands. Has to add mass throughout frame in the weight room to get off jams and be more physical at top of route. Has to work on route running. Needs to be more succinct out of breaks and sometimes rounds off routes. Can be a big factor in pass game at Top 20 programs once strength is added. Late round NFL draft pick potential.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also runs track.
Recorded more than half a dozen sub-11.00 100-meter times as a junior in Spring 2022. Ran a 10.59 PR, plus times of 10.78, 10.80, and 10.89. Posted several sub-22.00 200s, including a 21.45 PR. Ran six indoor 55-meter dashes between 6.48 and 6.65. Virginia 5A Region D champion in the 100 (10.90) and the 200 (21.63).
2021: As a junior, helped Patrick Henry to an 8-4 record and a Virginia Class 5 second-round playoff appearance.
- Gabe Brooks

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