Hopewell’s Darrell Taylor selected 48th in NFL Draft

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Former Hopewell High and Tennessee linebacker Darrell Taylor has been selected in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks with the 48th overall pick.
Seattle needed a pass rusher, and Taylor fits the bill.

Taylor had 10 tackles for loss as a fifth-year senior last fall for the Volunteers and recorded 8.5 sacks, good for second in the SEC.

At Hopewell, he was a second-team all-state pick as a senior, racking up 60 tackles, 19 for loss, and 11 sacks. On offense, he caught 29 passes for 356 yards and five touchdowns his senior year.

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