Rod Taylor Jr enters his first season with the Mass Pirates after most recently being a part of the XFL’s Team 9, which was an extra squad for the other XFL teams to fill open roster spots.
Taylor Jr was drafted in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He was released by the Bengals in June 2019 after missing his entire rookie season with a torn ACL.
The Jackson, Mississippi native played four years of college football at the University of Mississippi. At Ole Miss, Taylor played both offensive guard and tackle on both sides of the offensive line. Taylor Jr started all 12 games at right tackle as a senior.