2013 NFL Draft results: Jamar Taylor selected by Dolphins at No. 54

Gregory Shamus

The Dolphins added a cornerback to help shore up the secondary late in the second round.

With the No. 54 overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins selected Boise State Broncos cornerback Jamar Taylor. SB Nation's Dan Kadar ranks Taylor as the No. 10 corner and the No. 73 overall player in this year's class.

Taylor flew somewhat under the radar playing in the Mountain West Conference, as many players have been accustomed to in the past. He was named to the 2012 All-MWC First team as a senior after recording 51 tackles, four interceptions, 2.5 sacks and nine passes defended.

The Dolphins had the 25th ranked pass defense in 2012 and when playing Tom Brady and the Patriots twice a year, it's important to have a good secondary. Taylor should be able to step in right away and help the shore up the secondary. At the least he'll likely be the team's third cornerback.

In a prospect profile on SB Nation, his coverage skills were highly praised.

The recovery speed from his back pedal in off man coverage is quite remarkable as evidenced in his tapes and at the Combine.He's physical in press coverage play calls and uses his strong hands to guide the receiver very well.

Taylor redshirted in 2009 due to a knee injury after playing as a true freshman. He also missed four games with a stress fracture in his leg in 2011. He was in action for the entirety of his senior year, though.

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