Jamar Taylor drafted 54th overall by Miami Dolphins
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The wait was a bit longer than expected, but Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor has finally found an NFL home.
Jamar was selected with the 54th overall pick by the Miami Dolphins on Friday. Taylor is the sixth Boise State player to be drafted in the second round in school history.
Taylor will sign a four-year contract, and will make at least $405,000 in his rookie season. His exact salary will be hammered out in the coming weeks.
Taylor had to wait for 21 of his peers to be taken on Friday- including three other cornerbacks- making Jamar the eighth picked in the 2013 draft.
"The first thing that went through my head was: 'I'm a Dolphin. Thank God. Let's go to work,'" said Taylor. "I think the first thing I'm going to do is strap on my helmet, go learn, and try to contribute to the team," he added. "I've got to get better so my team can depend on me."
Now that Taylor is off the board, it could be a while before another Bronco is picked, if another is taken at all. Runningback D.J. Harper is projected by some experts as a late round selection, but his potential is limited by injury concerns. It's most likely fullback Dan Paul and linebackers J.C Percy and Tommy Smith go undrafted and are relegated to tryout invitations.