Former Broncos welcome Jamar Taylor to NFL fraternity
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After hearing the names of 21 of his peers, Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor was finally selected in the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday. Taylor was the 22nd pick in the second round, 54th overall to the Miami Dolphins.
Taylor is the seventh Boise State player to be taken in the first two rounds since Chris Petersen became the head coach in 2006. Taylor is the second-highest selected cornerback in school history, behind only Kyle Wilson, who went 29th to the New York Jets in 2010.
Taylor is likely to be one of seven former Bronco DB's playing in the NFL this season, further propagating Boise State's relatively new nickname, DBU. Seahawks' safety Jeron Johnson and Bengals' safety George Iloka were among those to welcome Taylor to the fraternity, tweeting out words of encouragement today.
Johnson (@showoff_32): "Lol lets go!!!!!! Lil bro @J_Tay5 to the dolphins!! Seen him grow from a true freshman!! Happy for him he deserves it works hard!!!"
Iloka (@OchoDaRebel_8): "Gotta place to stay in Miami now lol"
Taylor felt inclined to approve Iloka's self-invitation. "I'll rent a place... And all my boys from Boise are welcome at my place any time," laughed Taylor. "But hopefully they'll be playing so we won't have to worry about it."