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Prospect Profiles: Titus Young


Triangle Numbers: 5-11, 170, 4.47

Scouting Reports:

Draft Countdown:

• Outstanding athleticism, quickness and agility
• Is explosive with excellent speed and a burst
• Deep threat who can separate and stretch field
• Super elusive with fantastic vision and balance
• Displays great vision and instincts as a runner
• Soft, reliable hands as well as superb ball skills
• Tough and not afraid to work across the middle
• Real productive and made a lot of impact plays
• Can also contribute as a dangerous return man

• Skinny with short arms and small hands
• Needs to polish and refine route running
• Will have lapses in concentration at times
• Might struggle to beat a jam at the line
• Lacks strength and isn’t much of a blocker
• Character concerns must be checked out
• May be a bit limited role-wise in the NFL

Sideline Scouting:

Positives: Has good but not great speed… Smart player, knows where he is on the field at all times, plays the sidelines well… Runs nice crisp routes, slips well into zone coverage… Quick off the line of scrimmage… has good change of direction ability and cuts well in the open field… Productive, coming off back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons… Explosive deep threat, gets behind coverage with ease… Dynamic return man, can return both punts and kickoffs in the NFL… Tough to bring down when the ball is in his hands, keeps a low center of gravity and slips through tackles… Elite short area burst, is an absolute terror with the football in his hands… Terrific body control, adjusts well to balls in the air and plays the sidelines well.

Negatives: Very small, would like to see him add some weight to his frame… Will have to run well at the combine, anything slower than a 4.50 will be troublesome for his draft stock… Questionable hands, drops some catchable balls… Looks up field before securing the football… Average run blocker, size limits his ability to be much of a factor in this area… Stats may be inflated due to playing in Boise State’s high powered offense against WAC competition… Comes with character concerns, missed most of 2008 due to suspension.

Walter Football:


  • Speed to burn
  • Quick start off line of scrimmage
  • Deep threat
  • Elusive after catch
  • Dangerous kickoff returner
  • Competitive and passionate
  • Weaknesses:
  • Will drop some passes
  • Does not project as full-time starter
  • Character concerns
  • Piled up stats against inferior competition
  • Needs to prove he can beat jams at line as pro
  • Not much value as run blocker due to size
  • Lacks strength

    Summary: Titus Young appears to be the next in a growing list of game-changing deep threats. Adding to his value, he carried the ball 47 times and scored on eight of those efforts. He also handled kickoff return duties. Issues surrounding his 2008 suspension from the team will need to be addressed. Most teams will take the chance because Young can be dangerous is so many different ways.

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    GiantsGab Thoughts:

    Titus Young is a dynamic downfield threat who will be a hot commodity come draft time. He is blazing fast, a great returner, and a terror in open spaces. He’s short and thin, but he makes up for it with his speed. He’s going to be a late first, early second round pick. I don’t know if he will slide to the Giants in the 2nd round. The only way would be if teams are scared of his height/weight. I don’t think they will be. If you’re that fast, you can make plays. If he’s available in the 2nd, grab him. If not, and he probably won’t be, that’s okay. He’s going to be a good player


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    4 Responses to “Prospect Profiles: Titus Young”

    1. Titus Young might be available in the second round now…he was getting some DeSean Jackson comparisions, but Jackson ran practically a 4.3 40 yard dash and Young didn’t…if he’s not Djax fast he seems less dynamic.

      I still like him as a player, but he could be available in mid second round now.

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