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WKU’s Taywan Taylor & Forrest Lamp Receive NFL Combine Invites

The pair of Tops will head to Indy to hopefully further impress scouts.

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl-South Practice Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports

After exceptional careers with Western Kentucky, receiver Taywan Taylor and offensive lineman Forrest Lamp have been invited to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis February 28th through March 6th.

The two had great showings at the Reese’s Senior Bowl as Taylor made up for some concerns from scouts about his size by showcasing his speed and explosiveness against some of the top defensive backs in this year’s class. Lamp has been one of the top O Line prospects for most of the year, earning AP All-America honors, and has been pegged as a potential first round choice by NFL Network.

While Taylor has been projected to be a third or fourth round choice, there’s still reason to think he could have an immediate impact on a few NFL squads. Two that immediately come to mind are the Raiders and Buccaneers, both of whom Taylor met with at the Senior Bowl.

Lamp was a four year starter as a tackle at WKU, but it looks like a strong possibility that he’ll move inward to the guard position once he turns pro.

Based on what we’ve seen the past few years out of both of these guys, I see no reason to not be optimistic about their chances of success at the next level.