D.J. Young, OT, Michigan State

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D.J. Young, OT, Michigan State

Postby OGDraft » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:22 pm

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


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:


- 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


- 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

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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