Avery Young
Defensive Back from Rutgers 2021 Draft Profile
Avery Young
Height
6-0
Weight
198 lbs
College
Rutgers
Position
DB
Class
Senior
Home town
Coatesville PA
68/100
Player Rating
16
PositionRank
4.51
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
3
Tackles
50
Sol tackles
29

Avery Young DB Rutgers Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Very aggressive attacking receiver blocks and tackles like a safety.
  • Quicker than he is fast but has a burst to close in zone coverage and plays physical at the line in man.
  • Attacks the ball with authority, with quick read-and-react ability. Willing and physical tackler, flashes toughness and aggressive nature vs. the run.
  • Very good instincts, especially in the box. Sound and solid tackler. Takes good angles in pursuit.
  • Tough and scrappy with forceful nature to be physical at all levels of the field. Has good bulk on his frame to be aggressive in run support.
Weaknesses
  • Will slip off tackles and needs to finish more consistently.
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
  • Needs to improve his footwork and balance in coverage. Transitions out of his backpedal too early and doesn't look natural moving in reverse.
  • Has an NFL frame with strong hands, the ability to close quickly on underneath routes and the size to tackle with a thump.
  • Not an explosive player and needs to show better bend and flexibility in his drops - plays too high.

How other scouting services rate Avery Young (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
32.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
13.0