Los Angeles Rams defensive back Taylor Rapp has Canadian bloodlines.
Father Chris Rapp was born and grew up in Canada. That means the next generation Rapp could obtain Canadian citizenship via jus soli when one parent is a Canadian citizen.
Rapp was chosen in the second round, 61st overall by the Rams in the 2019 NFL draft. The Bellingham, Washington native played three seasons for the University of Washington making 168 tackles, 8.5 for loss, seven interceptions, six pass knockdowns, six sacks, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and scored on defensive touchdown in 39 games.
At the Huskies pro day in April, Rapp ran 40-yard times in the 4.70 range which caused his stock to slide. He has quickness and agility shown by 3.99 shuttle and 6.82 three-cone times with explosiveness 35-inch vertical and nine-feet, six-inch broad jump. The six-foot, 208-pounder is well built and flies around the field.
After his senior season at Washington, Rapp was named a second-team All-American as a safety. Rapp’s versatility on defence makes him fit the current NFL game which is becoming more and more similar to the wide open CFL style.
Due to the Canadian roots in his background, Rapp is worth tracking.