Bruce Taylor was not selected in the NFL Draft back in April. The 2007 WPDE Zoneman Trophy winner from Myrtle Beach High says it gave him flexibility to pick his team. Taylor chose the Cincinnati Bengals, and he will be at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati as an undrafted free agent when training camp begins.
Taylor told WPDE NewsChannel 15 that the Bengals are working him out at both inside and outside linebacker. He attended Bengals rookie minicamp in May, and is now back home in Myrtle Beach to work out and prepare for his pro football future.
Taylor led Virginia Tech in sacks his senior season, and was third on the Hokies defense with 76 tackles. He made what proved to be a game-saving tackle to help Virginia Tech win the Russell Athletic Bowl 13-10 in overtime against Rutgers.He was a two-time Coaches All-ACC honorable mention pick.
Taylor still holds the Myrtle Beach High school record for most tackles for loss in a single season with a whopping 42 back in 2005.