Draft Profile: BioAvery Young attended Coatesville Area High School and was rated a 3 star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.830, going unranked by ESPN Following high school, Young opted to join Rutgers.
In 2018 as a freshman Young saw action in 12 games and played on a total of 835 snaps for the Scarlet Knights. He recorded 52 tackles, 10 assists, while adding 16 stops. In coverage Young notched up 7 pass break ups, no interceptions, and a QB rating when targetted of 105.9.
As a sophomore for the Scarlet Knights in 2019 Young played in 12 games and took part on 700 snaps for the Scarlet Knights. He made 26 tackles, 6 assists, and had 14 stops. In coverage Young totaled 4 pass break ups, one interception, and a QB rating when targetted of 110.5.
In 2020 as a junior Young played in 9 games and contributed on 681 snaps. He chalked up 37 tackles, 19 assists, and added 12 stops. In the secondary Young forced one pass break up, no interceptions, and gave up a QB rating when targetted of 114.9.
In 2021 as a senior Young saw action in 12 games while playing on 728 snaps. He logged 71 tackles, 10 assists, and made 24 stops. In coverage Young had one pass break up, one interception, and surrendered a QB rating when targetted of 71.4.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Good speed in pursuit with the chase skills to track down the ballcarrier.
- Very aggressive attacking receiver blocks and tackles like a safety.
- Has good body control and balance to redirect and break down in the open field.
- Physical, sheds defenders and works off blocks. Good toughness with recognition skills to fight through traffic and blow up screens.
- While built more like a cornerback than a safety, he has the vision, range, hitting ability, and ball skills teams want at free safety in the pass-heavy NFL.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Needs to tighten his angles in pursuit. Needs to show better tackling technique to consistently finish.
- Lowers his shoulder for the big hit rather than wrapping up securely.
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