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Taco Charlton | 54

DE | Michigan | New Orleans Saints
Ht: 6050 / 6' 05" | Wt: 270 | Upd: 07/28/2022


Birth Date: 11/07/1994
Age: 27
Original Team: DAL
NFL Entry: 17 01 028
NFL Exp: 6
Depth Chart Key: U/Pit
Team History: DAL MIA KC PIT NO

Player History

05/17 DAL D/C signed
09/19 DAL waived/partially guaranteed contract
09/19 MIA w/claim f/DAL
04/20 MIA waived/partially guaranteed contract
05/20 KC FA
11/20 KC IR 11
08/21 KC T V V
09/21 PIT P/SQ 2-7
10/21 PIT activated 7
11/21 PIT P/SQ 8
11/21 PIT activated 8
03/22 PIT UFA
04/22 NO UFA signed

Ourlads' Profile:

2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about TACO CHARLTON: Michigan, 6055 277 4.93. One-year starter from Pickerington, OH. A rotational defender who played in 46 games and made 15 starts over his four-year career. Passes the eyeball test with his length and rangy frame plus his long arms. An explosive leverage player who can bend and walk back the strongest tackle to the quarterback. Can flatten the edge. Easy turn and go ability. Aware of the passer in the pocket. Pursues hard and finishes with some extra punch. Accelerates off the edge to the ball carrier if unblocked on the backside. Must learn to separate better from blockers when held up at times. Could use more core strength to hold up on next level battles. Can improve his reaction quickness. Must play with his hands and feet in unison. Charlton was a rotational, situational player up until his senior season. He was a late bloomer but took full advantage of his opportunities as a senior, finishing third in the Big Ten with 10 sacks, earning first-team All-Big 10 honors. It’s hard to believe that a player with this tool set took this long to make the impact. His triangle numbers are some of the best in the class and the skill set is on the way up. The upside here is enormous and he could see more progress than most, as his uptick has only just begun. 2016 stats: 42 T, 13.5 TFL, 10 sacks, 2 PBU, 8 QBH. Edge speed:left 2.00, right 1.90. OSR:15/40. First/second round. (A-34 1/4, H-9 3/4, BP-25, 10-1.71).