Titus Young, Boise StateBad News: Lacks
size and has a slight frame…Doesn’t show strength and can struggle to get off a
tougher jam…Not quite as versatile as expected and hasn’t offered a lot of
production as a punt returner (he was an accomplished kickoff returner, but may
lack the size to contribute there at the next level)…Character concerns –
suspended for nearly all of the 2008 season…Lacks the size and strength to be
overly effective as a blocker.
5-foot-11.3 -- 174 -- 4.49
Good News: Outstanding burst out of his stance
and explodes off the line of scrimmage against off coverage…Uses quick agility
and burst to get by press coverage…Excellent route runner…Explosive and sudden
in and out of his breaks to create separation…Can recognize soft spots in the
zone…Great run-after-the-catch ability…Has the quickness to elude defenders and
the acceleration and burst to turn short passes into long gains…Tracks the ball
well over the shoulder…Flashes the ability to snatch the ball out of the
2010 Statistics: Set Boise State career (3,063) and
season (1,215) records for receiving yards…Caught 71 passes for 1,215 yards
(17.11 ypc) and nine touchdowns…Gained 94 yards with another score on 14 carries
(6.71 ypc)…Added 564 yards on 24 kickoff returns (23.50 avg) and 43 yards on
four punt returns (10.75 avg).
Prediction: Young’s not the prospect DeSean Jackson
was because I don’t believe he’s as explosive (then again, who is?) and doesn’t
have the same kind
of speed. He’s not quite as versatile either, as he has little experience returning punts.
Still, Young has big-play ability and if you need further evidence, I offer
the following statistic: of Young’s 25 career touchdown receptions, 16 have been 40
yards or longer, including eight of 50 yards or longer and two
of at least 80 yards. He should be selected in the mid-to-late second round
or early in the third.