How Acquired:Taylor was selected by the Redskins in the first round with the fifth overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.
2007: Taylor played free safety opposite promising rookie LaRon Landry and recorded 46 tackles (34 solo) and five interceptions. He also had one forced fumble and eight passes defended.
-- In Week 3 vs. the New York Giants, Taylor recorded five tackles and one interception off of Eli Manning.
-- In Week 5 vs. Detroit, Taylor recorded three tackles and two pass deflections. His interception of Jon Kitna in the fourth quarter helped set up a field goal. In addition, he recorded one special teams tackle.
-- At Green Bay in Week 6, Taylor intercepted Brett Favre twice, both in the second half. He recorded four tackles.
-- In Week 7 vs. Arizona, he intercepted Kurt Warner in the first quarter and returned it 48 yards, a career long. He had four tackles and one pass deflection.
-- In Week 10 vs. Philadelphia, Taylor recorded four tackles. He left the game in the second half with a knee injury.
2006: Taylor was named to his first Pro Bowl following a season in which he led the Redskins' defense in tackles with 129 (89 solo). He started 16 games and also logged one interception, three forced fumbles and 17 special teams tackles.
-- Led the defense in tackles in Week 2 at Dallas with nine, and also had one forced fumble.
-- In Week 9 vs. Dallas, he logged nine tackles. He also recovered a blocked field goal by Troy Vincent with six seconds remaining in the game and returned it 30 yards to set up a game-winning field goal.
-- In Week 11 at Tampa Bay, he led the defense with 10 tackles (seven solo) and one forced fumble. He also logged two special teams tackles.
-- Against Carolina in Week 12, Taylor recorded six tackles, one interception and one special teams tackle. He tackled Panthers' wide receiver Drew Carter short of a first down on a fourth-down play in the fourth quarter. He collected the interception on the Panthers' last offensive possession.
-- In Week 14 vs. Philadelphia, he recorded five tackles and three special teams tackles.
2005: Taylor started 15 games and both of the Redskins' playoff games, continuing his reputation as one of the league's hardest hitters. He finished the season with 80 tackles, third-best on the team, two interceptions, three forced fumbles and one sack. He also logged 13 special teams tackles.
-- Recorded his first interception of the season in Week 7 vs. San Francisco. He returned it 32 yards.
-- In Week 13 vs. St. Louis, he had six tackles (five solo) and one sack of Ryan Fitzpatrick for an 8-yard loss. Taylor also led the Redskins' special teams units with three tackles.
-- In Week 14 at Arizona, Taylor recorded six tackles, one interception of Kurt Warner, a forced fumble and two special teams tackles. He made the key defensive stop of the game when he tackled running back J.J. Arrington on a fourth down play to solidify the victory.
-- In Week 17 at Philadelphia, Taylor tied for a team-high 11 tackles (seven solo). He also scooped up a fumble (forced by Phillip Daniels) and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown. It was Taylor's first career TD score.
-- In the Redskins' 17-10 Wild Card win over Tampa Bay on Jan. 7, 2006, Taylor recorded seven tackles (three solo). He also recovered a fumble by teammate Marcus Washington, who moments earlier had recovered a fumble by running back Carnell Williams, and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown, giving the Redskins a 14-0 lead. Taylor was later ejected from the game after an incident with a Buccaneers player.
2004: Taylor had a stellar rookie campaign. He started 13 games and recorded 89 tackles (62 solo) with four interceptions, one sack and two forced fumbles.
-- Taylor made his first career start in Week 3 vs. Dallas.
-- He had his breakthrough game in Week 7 at Chicago, recording six tackles and a sack. His first career interception came in the fourth quarter on the Bears' final drive and sealed a Redskins win.
-- In Week 10 vs. Cincinnati, he recorded a career-high 10 tackles and one interception.
-- In Week 11 at Philadelphia, he recorded eight tackles and one interception.