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  • 29 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 104.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'8" Height
  • 34 1/2" Arm Length
  • 316LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/8" Hands

Overview

Young was a blue chip prospect, out of Florida, that became an instant starter his freshman year and has been a mainstay on the offensive line for the Irish. He is a massive blocker with long arms that can simply engulf opponents once he gets his hands on them. He lacks top initial quickness and can be beaten off the edge by explosive edge rushers. While he has started at both left tackle and on the right side he is best suited to be a right tackle in the NFL.

Analysis

Strengths

Ideal height and bulk. Massive size makes him stout against the bull rush. Long arms allow him to ride edge rushers past the pocket. Sets quickly, has good feet and plays with a wide base. Has experience in a pro-style offense.

Weaknesses

Struggles to get a consistent push. Marginal speed and instincts limit effectiveness run blocking. Not a natural knee bender that sometimes gets driven back. Plays hard but does not always finish blocks. Does not make the right decisions on downfield blocks.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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