How I Fell in Love with Taco: While playing Madden with my roommate, Chris Venditti, we discovered Taco on the Seattle Seahawks roster. I immediately moved him up the depth chart and Taco immediately began to produce. In my first game playing with Taco he was catching passes, returning kicks, and even had a pancake block and two tackles.
Pro: Has yet to have his first pro reception...has played in 3 games...Selected as the final pick of the Seahawks in the seventh round (224th overall). His selection marked the fourth time in five years that the Seahawks had selected a wide receiver in the draft.
College: Architecture major, as a senior played in 13 games and had 39 catches for 704 yards (18.1 avg). Had five touchdown grabs with a long of 58 yards. Played in only one game as a junior, seeing action as a reserve wide receiver versus Texas A&M (10/20) and caught two passes for 17 yards.
Junior College: Ranked among the top 50 junior college prospects in nation by SuperPrep magazine at Mt. San Antonio (Calif.) College. Honorable mention All-American and first team All-Mission Conference. Member of All-America 4x100 relay team that won California State JC title.
High School: First-team all-league player at Taft (Canoga Park, Calif.) High. Team MVP in 1998 and earned All-San Fernando Valley honors. Finished with 80 receptions in 10 games his senior year. Earned two letters in track and field and was a member of a 4x400 relay team that earned All-America status.
Positives: NAME IS TACO...Team-oriented player with explosiveness in and out of his routes … Runs precise patterns and maintains his speed into his breaks … Looks smooth when turning to adjust to the ball in flight … Has a great feel for the sidelines and easily finds the open area in the zone … Despite his slight frame, shows tenacity going for the ball in traffic … Has the body control and flexibility to turn and adjust to the poorly thrown pass … Aggressive upfield blocker who shows determined intent to stay with his assignment.
WHAT A STUD