Leonard Taylor III

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-3.5
  • Weight 303

Prospect Info

  • High School Miami Palmetto
  • City Miami, FL
  • Exp 2021 - 2024

Miami Hurricanes

  • Jersey #56
  • Class SR
  • Age 22

As a Prospect

  • Class 2021
  • Committed 8/6/2020
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 11/05/2020

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting


First Round

Reminds Us Of

Sheldon Richardson Cleveland Browns

Athletic, well-built frame with room to add 20 pounds or more in college. Adequate length in the arms. Highly disruptive player with good traits to play multiple positions and alignments. Uses explosive first step to shoot through gaps and wreck havoc in the backfield. Always looking to get home and finish. Can drop his hips and bull-rush with good quickness, but might be at his best when he’s working off the outside shoulder of a blocker. Slick spin move and an aggressive rip often times leads to sacks. Good eye discipline allows him to get his hands up into throwing lanes. Spent much of youth running up and down the basketball court, which is reflected in his movement patterns as he’s always maneuvering his lower half to find leverage. Produced on a consistent basis throughout his high school career despite offenses trying to scheme around him week in and week out. Will need to add some strength and keep learning, but should develop into an all-conference type player at the Power 5 level. Feedback from the next level suggests that he has the makeup of a future early-round NFL Draft pick.

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H.S. Athletic Background

Grew up playing basketball and baseball. Spent time competing on the AAU basketball circuit with the Nightrydas Elite.

2020: Warren Henry South Florida Player of The Year. Key player for a Panthers' squad that went 5-2 and lost in 8A state semifinals.

2019: Miami Herald All-Dade 8A-6A first-team selection after helping Palmetto to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the 8A regional semifinals.

2018: Attended Miami Southridge where he started along the defensive line.


  • - Athleticism 9
  • - Explosiveness 9
  • - Versatility 8
  • - Motor 8
  • - Hand Quickness 8
  • - Size 8
  • - Point of Attack 7
  • - Strength 7
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