Senior Bowl: Taylor 'it's a big moment'

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Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor spoke with FOX Sports NEXT following practice at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.

MOBILE, Ala. — Stanford's Stepfan Taylor made trip to Mobile, Ala. for the Senior Bowl alone, deciding to leave his alter ego Kulabafi behind. Yes, Taylor thought he himself was ready to meet with NFL scouts, but the "more outgoing" version of himself was not. "He's watching it on the NFL Network," Taylor said laughing.

The Cardinal running back is a member of the South squad, joining players from the SEC and ACC who he usually only sees on television. "You hear about them and see them," he said, "to finally come out here and know their personalities, it's been great."

Taylor, who officially weighed in at 5-foot-9 216-pounds, has been enjoying the process that comes along with participation in the Senior Bowl. "Getting to interview with these (NFL) teams, it's a big moment for all of us," he said.

Prior to making the trip to Mobile, Taylor was no stranger to NFL personnel. His former Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh is currently leading the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl and the Cardinal offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton just landed the same position with the Indianapolis Colts.

"All of the coaches at Stanford taught me a lot," Taylor said. "They get you very prepared for the NFL in everything we do. They look at the big picture.

(Hamilton) gave me a chance and he knew that I could catch the ball, run the ball, and also pass protect," Taylor said.

Taylor is just one of six Stanford backs to collect 1,000 yards rushing in a season, a feat he accomplished in back-to-back years.

He is currently projected as a fourth-round draft pick.

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