ATLANTA - Three months after a devastating on-field collision between University of Georgia outfielders Zach Cone and Johnathan Taylor left Taylor partially paralyzed, the two were side by side again as draft picks of the Texas Rangers.
Cone says Taylor will walk again because "he's the most positive person I've been around."
Taylor says his goal is "to get back on that field again, like I always wanted."
Cone, the 37th overall pick in this month's draft, agreed to terms on a deal with the Rangers on Saturday and is headed to Class A Spokane.
Taylor, drafted by Texas in the 33rd round last week, was with Cone and first-round pick Kevin Matthews, a left-handed pitcher from Richmond Hill (Ga.) High School, before the Rangers' game against the Braves.