Former Oklahoma State defensive tackle Vincent Taylor was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round (194th overall) in the 2017 draft. That was the beginning of Taylor’s career, but there was still a ways to go before he got to take the field as a Dolphin.
Now he is just a little bit closer to that goal. On Monday, the Dolphins reported that Taylor signed with the team.
Spotrac is reporting that his rookie deal is for four years and $2.55 million. For signing the contract, he got a signing bonus just over $154,000, all of which is guaranteed, and will be distributed throughout the four years. At the end of his contract, he will be an unrestricted free agent unless he agrees to an extension.
Now this doesn’t guarantee he will make the team. He can still be cut as the teams go through offseason workouts, training camp and the preseason schedule. But signing the contract is a good step in the right direction.
The Dolphins also reported that Taylor’s number will be 53 while he is with the team.
This year's draft picks have their numbers! pic.twitter.com/6sCz7IO2bw— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 8, 2017
Last Friday, Taylor talked with the media for the first time since being drafted.
Dolphins Live: Vincent Taylor meets with the media https://t.co/X5NPbW9FRA— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) May 5, 2017
Congratulations to Taylor as he continues to live his dream. Look for him to be tearing it up in the NFL in the coming months.