Miami Player Profile: Taylor Gadbois

Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile two players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

Taylor Gadbois


Sophomore - OT - 6'8 316 - Dallas, Ga


Frontrunner to start at RT tackle this season despite seeing action is just 4 games in his brief career.

Former 3 star prospect will compete another raw prospect in Sunny Odogwu and 5 star freshman KC McDermott for the majority of snaps.

Has great natural size and no shortage of confidence, but looks like he can be beat by powerful ends like UM stud Al-Quadin Muhammad.

Watch #76 on the highlights below:

"I didn’t want to be behind Seantrel and [Brandon] Linder. Did I think I was better than them? All day. But they were seniors, damn good players. You have to wait your time, bite your tongue and work. Now it’s my time." - Taylor Gadbois during spring practice.

Summary: The RT position is by far the biggest question mark along Miami's offensive line. Gadbois looked over matched in the footage above against AQM (hopefully a lot of the tackles UM faces this year have the same fate Vs him). Perhaps Gadbois is a diamond in the rough?  Time will tell.  If he or Odogwu do not hold up, McDermott may be inserted into the line-up sooner then the coaches had hoped.  The 'Canes could also shift Jon Feliciano to RT and play one of the younger guards in his spot. However if Gadbois is up to the task, Miami should have one of the better O lines in the ACC 1 through 5,  if not the country.

Stay tuned for more player profiles as we count down to Labor Day Vs Louisville.


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/21/4008030/miami-hurricanes-taylor-gadbois.html#storylink=cpSummary:

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