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Calvin Taylor joining Steelers, per report

Taylor is set to reunite with former Wildcat Bud Dupree.

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Calvin Taylor Jr. had found his NFL home.

After not hearing his name called during the 2020 NFL Draft, Taylor quickly agreed to an undrafted free agent deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to KSR’s Matt Jones.

A 2019 Third-Steam All-SEC pick at defensive tackle by Phil Steele, the 6-9, 310-pound Taylor finished this past season with 36 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, four pass deflections, and a team-high 8.5 sacks, which rank seventh all-time in program history for a single season.

For his career, Taylor recorded 85 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, five pass breakups, three quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He figures to play defensive end in the Steelers’ 3-4 defense, where he’ll team up with former Wildcat Bud Dupree.

Good luck to Taylor as he embarks on his NFL journey.

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