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Titus Young (WR)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    174 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 7/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 in.
  • College:
    Boise St.
  • Conference:
    Mountain West
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Selected by: Detroit Lions
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 12 (44)

Pick Analysis: Jim Schwartz takes one of the most explosive receivers remaining on the board with the selection of Young. His speed and athleticism will blow the top off coverage and create big-play opportunities for the Lions in the passing game. He also gives them a dynamic returner with explosive skills in the kicking game, which could lead to shorter fields for their offense.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.53 sec
  • Bench Press- -
  • Vertical Jump- -
  • Broad Jump123.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle- -
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Young possesses the makeup and run-after-the-catch ability of an NFL slot receiver who could also contribute in the return game. Put a few really impressive statistical seasons on his resume. Has the quickness and speed to get open underneath but route-running is still somewhat or a work in progress. Was not being covered by elite defensive backs on a week-to-week basis. Size is an issue, as more physical defensive backs can out-muscle him, and limits his downfield big-play potential. Has some off-the-field and on-field behavioral issues that must be checked out. However, Young's production and "make you miss" talent will likely land him in the middle rounds.


Strengths

Young can make the first man miss on short passes. Reaches top speed in a hurry to gain yards after the catch. Does a good job beating man coverage on underneath routes and can find the soft spots in zones. Has enough speed to threaten a defense vertically at times. Very competitive.

Weaknesses

Lack of bulk and strength prevents him from winning jump ball battles. Willing to roam the middle but can be pressed at the line or bullied off his routes. Doesn't seem to drop many balls but is a body-catcher. Has been disciplined and suspended multiple times during college career.

Grade

7.2

 

Video Playlist

  1. Lions pick Titus Young No. 44

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 07:13 p.m.

    Boise State WR Titus Young is selected by the Lions with the 44th overall pick. Lions HOF RB Barry Sanders announces the pick.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile - WR Titus Young, Boise State

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 01:11 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Boise State wide receiver Titus Young.

  3. Boise State pro-day report

    Published: March 24, 2011 at 06:28 p.m.

    How high will Boise State WRs Titus Young and Austin Pettis climb on draft boards? "Path to the Draft" examines.

  4. 2011 combine workout: Titus Young

    Published: March 9, 2011 at 07:31 p.m.

    Watch Boise State WR Titus Young compete at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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