9. Trent Taylor
Rookie wide receiver Trent Taylor was no stranger to the end zone in college — he scored 12 touchdowns in 14 games last year.
At 5 feet 8 inches tall, you’d assume Taylor wouldn’t be a red zone threat, but shorter receivers thrive in Shanahan’s offense — just ask 5-foot-10 wide receiver Justin Hardy, who had as many targets inside the 10-yard line as Jones in 2016.
Taylor doesn’t have the best straight-line speed, but his short-area quickness makes him perfect for the shovel pass Shanahan calls near the goal line:
Taylor is an accomplished route runner, which is a trait Shanahan prefers over height. Here, Shanahan shows that if you can execute, you don’t need to be 6-foot-4 to work the middle of the end zone: