D.J. Young Scouting Report

D.J. Young

Height: 6’5
Weight: 298
College: Michigan State
40 Time: 5.35
Class: Senior
Stock:
Projected: 7th-FA

Overview:

D.J. Young isn’t much more than a developmental prospect, and he could be worth a flier in the late rounds because of that. He has only played on the OL for 2 years as he was a former NT at  Bowling Green. He has good size and is a decent run blocker because he plays low and has an outstanding motor. He isn’t as good in pass protection where his heavy feet hurt him and he takes a while to take away the edge rush. He will have severe problems with quicker guys at the next level. He could improve if he gets coached up and could be a decent reserve in the NFL.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Good size
– Good lateral agility
– Does a good job of sticking with counter moves
– Plays with good leverage
– Not very strong but moves people with his relentless effort
– Decent run blocker
– Tremendous motor
– Will try to hit anyone in sight
– Still learning position, has some potential

Negatives

– Has only played OL for 2 years, converted NT
– Waist bender
– Struggles to sustain his blocks
– Lumbers in pass protection
– Heavy feet
– Doesn’t look good in space
– Needs to get stronger
– Hand placement is a problem, tends to hold defenders too much
– Lacks a good initial punch
– Very raw

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Strength: 2.5
Pass Blocking: 2.0
Run Blocking: 2.5
Footwork: 2.0
Technique: 2.0
Mobility: 2.0
Mean Streak: 4.0
Pro Potential: 2.5

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