The Miami Herald reports a kidney issue may have played a part in Boise State CB Jamar Taylor falling to the Dolphins at No. 54.
A test at the Combine revealed Taylor's kidneys to be functioning at just 42 percent efficiency, and full of scar tissue. The issue is believed to have been caused by medicine Taylor was taking for high blood pressure. He is expected to improve, and it doesn't appear poised to affect his football career. Taylor was one of the top senior corners in the draft, and viewed as a potential first-round pick. He has an excellent chance at earning a starting job as a rookie.