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Taylor Rapp | Safety

Team: Washington Huskies
Age / DOB:  () / 1/1/2050
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200

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Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that Washington junior S Taylor Rapp is a "physically imposing safety who forces the action up the field and makes his presence felt."
"Rapp is fluid moving around the field and shows decent range defending the run," Pauline writes of the 6-foot, 200-pound junior. "He needs work on his ball skills," the analyst notes, later adding that he sees Rapp as "more of a conventional true safety who cannot play in a system which requires him to roam centerfield." Pauline stamps the Washington standout with a Round 2 grade. Sep 13 - 6:15 PM

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ESPN's Phil Steele lists Washington as the team with the second-best secondary for the 2018 season.

The only team that ranks above Washington is Michigan. While the Wolverines may have the better all-around group, you could argue that the Huskies have the better group of NFL prospects. " Cornerbacks Byron Murphy and Jordan Miller are healthy after missing time in '17," writes Steele, "and All-Pac-12 Taylor Rapp and JoJo McIntosh form an elite safety tandem for the Huskies." All four players have a chance to be drafted next year -- if Murphy and Rapp enter the NFL draft early, anyway -- and it's reasonable to expect the Pac-12 favorites to dominate once again in the secondary.
Source: ESPN
Jul 13 - 7:11 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein lists Washington junior S Taylor Rapp as one of the top defensive backs to watch in 2018.

Rapp ranks eighth on the list, and he's one of just two safeties on the list along with Miami's Jaquan Johnson. Rapp has been a big part of the Washington defense in his first two years on campus, and he's been named to several preseason All-American teams already. "Tapp has good size and shows no hesitation when it is time to come charging in to pop a ball carrier or wide receiver," Zierlein summarizes, "but I'm still not 100 percent sold on his range as a deep safety, which is what I will be watching for this season."
Source: NFL.com
Jul 9 - 2:15 PM

CBS Sports NFL Draft writer Chris Trapasso lists Washington junior S Taylor Rapp among the underclassman to watch for the 2019 draft class.

Rapp (6'0/207) was not a big-name recruit, but he's really played well over his first two years with Washington, and now is considered one of the best safeties in college football. He's effective against the run, but he also has the speed to cover the hashes in the pass game. As Trapasso notes: "On what should be one of the better defenses in the Pac-12 once again, Rapp is likely to build on two strong seasons for the Huskies and become one of the premier safety prospects in the 2019 draft class if he decides to leave school early."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 17 - 12:57 PM

NFL Draft Scout lists Washington junior S Taylor Rapp as one of the first-team All-American safeties for the 2018 season.

Rapp (6'0/207) is joined by Miami safety Jaquon Johnson at the position. Rapp was the freshman Defensive Player Of The Year in 2016, and he showed the same playmaking ability as a sophomore last year. "Washington secondary coach Jimmy Lake has opened an NFL pipeline from Seattle," they write, "and Rapp is at the head of a group of defensive backs that is probably the best in the country."
May 13 - 12:28 PM