Sean Taylor is a bit like Allen Iverson or Derek Jeter, because like those guys, he's an athlete that the current generation of players looked up to and watched before they themselves turned pro.

In the NFL, defensive backs such as Kam Chancellor and Landon Collins often reference Taylor as someone they try to emulate each time they take the field. Another DB who does the same? DJ Swearinger, who just so happened to agree to a contract with the Redskins on Thursday.

Take a look at some of Swearinger's past Instagram posts that feature Taylor, in which Swearinger refers to No. 21 as his "idol" and the "G.O.A.T." among other names.

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Swearinger figures to be a starting safety for the 'Skins in 2017, and if Su'a Cravens slides back from linebacker to play next to him, that'll give Washington two starting safeties who have consistently shown a great admiration for the heavy-hitter.