Draft Profile: BioByron Young from West Jones High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Young joined Alabama after being heavily recruited.
In 2019 as a freshman Young saw action in 13 games and played a total of 282 snaps at Edge Rusher for the Crimson Tide. He recorded 13 tackles, 8 assists, while adding 9 stops. As a pass rusher, he added 5 total pressures, which included 4 QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack on the season.
As a sophomore for the Crimson Tide in 2020 Young played in 13 games and took part in 297 snaps for the Crimson Tide. He recorded 19 tackles, 7 assists, while adding 16 stops. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 11 total pressures, and 7 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and one sack during the year.
In 2021 as a junior Young played in 15 games and contributed on 399 snaps. He recorded 23 tackles, 13 assists while making 20 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 12 total pressures, which included 7 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 2 sacks on the year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- He’s ready for the physicality of the NFL; Young has a stout build, strong core and powerful limbs to step in right away as a three-down player.
- Played with lean and leverage against the run, tough for one man to move (sometimes double-teams, too).
- Rarely goes to the ground, showing good balance from his high school wrestling days.
- Played with good leverage, even on the nose, despite average bulk. Hustle defender with a good bull rush inside that can close and get home when quarterbacks leave the pocket.
- Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.
- His motor is excellent, and he’s quick to locate the ball and make plays against the run.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Young doesn’t have the skill set to bend around the edge; he’ll have to attack gaps as a pass rusher.
- Lacks the ability to be a true edge burner. While Young was able to physically overpower opponents at the college, he will have to develop a wider repertoire of moves in the pros.
- Young doesn’t move well laterally and doesn’t have a lot of range when it comes to pursuing on the backside.
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