Player Page

Cooper Taylor | Defensive Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 228
College: Richmond
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Giants placed S/LB Cooper Taylor (hamstring, shoulder) on injured reserve, ending his season.
They activated OL Eric Herman from the practice squad to fill Taylor's roster spot. A fifth-round pick out of Richmond, Taylor was a core special teamer as a rookie. He'll have a chance to compete for playing time on defense in 2014, likely as a linebacker-type player in dime sub-packages. Wed, Dec 25, 2013 11:25:00 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Giants agreed to terms with No. 152 overall pick S Cooper Taylor on a four-year, $2.34 million contract.

An imposing 6-foot-4, 228 pounds with 4.49 wheels, Taylor could also see time at weak-side linebacker. Coach Tom Coughlin expects Taylor to compete for time in the Giants' three-safety package, but the majority of his action should come on special teams.
Fri, May 10, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Both GM Jerry Reese and coach Tom Coughlin mentioned fifth-round pick Cooper Taylor as a candidate for the Giants' three-safety package in addition to playing special teams as a rookie.

Taylor goes 6-foot-4, 228 with 4.49 wheels. He was viewed as a linebacker prospect by some teams. "He is a safety by trade but you drop him down in that three-safety package or whatever you want to do," said Coughlin. "Whether he plays an outside backer or whatever." Taylor will have to earn the job in camp.
Sun, May 5, 2013 01:17:00 PM

Giants selected Richmond S Cooper Taylor with the No. 152 overall pick.

Taylor attended the East-West Shrine game and opened some eyes due to his size and closing ability. The former Georgia tech Yellow Jacket is an interesting NFL prospect. We aren't sure if he fits as a weakside linebacker, in the box safety, or a combination of the two.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Curtis Painter
3Ryan Nassib
RB1Rashad Jennings
2David Wilson
3Peyton Hillis
4Da'Rel Scott
5Michael Cox
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2David Wilson
3RB1Rashad Jennings
2Peyton Hillis
FB1Henry Hynoski
2John Conner
WR11Victor Cruz
2Jerrel Jernigan
3Marcus Harris
4Preston Parker
5Travis Harvey
WR21Rueben Randle
2Mario Manningham
3Trindon Holliday
4Julian Talley
5Kris Adams
WR31Jerrel Jernigan
TE1Adrien Robinson
2Kellen Davis
3Larry Donnell
4Daniel Fells
K1Brandon McManus