Who Will Be the Biggest Surprise of the 2016 NFL Draft?

January 7, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Temple Owls finished with 10 wins for the first time since 1979, with three of their four losses coming against ranked opponents. Led by its defense, the Temple unit surprisingly finished top 20 in the country in fewest points allowed and fewest yards allowed per game.
While linebacker Tyler Matakevich became the poster child for Temple’s success, winning the Bronco Nagurski and Chuck Bednarik Awards as the nation’s best defender, cornerback Tavon Young deserves to earn more respect during the NFL draft process as the superior talent.
Underappreciated thus far, Young's opportunity to emerge as the Owls' best prospect is only just beginning.
Young, one of three Temple Owls headed to the Senior Bowl (along with Matakevich and defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis), is a three-year starter and four-year contributor on a Temple Owls defense that has progressively improved during his tenure.
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