2010 NFL Draft Stock: Willie Young

March 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Willie Young is a defensive lineman who attended N.C. State. He played many different spots on the defense, including tackle, end, and even some rush linebacker.
Young's future in the NFL is mostly as a linebacker in the 3-4 defensive scheme—or maybe even a speed-rushing defensive end.
He has a great amount of athleticism and height, which make him a very versatile player.
Young has ideal arm length and hand quickness to get around blockers on the next level, and he also has a high ceiling for development.
His career at N.C. State was rather successful, as he totaled 195 tackles, 19 sacks, one forced fumble, three interceptions, and one defensive touchdown.
The consensus on Willie Young is that he will translate into an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive scheme, but he has little experience as a coverage defender.
He shows the ability to become a good coverage defender with his speed, agility, and balance.
Young was a top performer in the ver...

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