Byron Young
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Byron Young
Height
6-3
Weight
292
College
Alabama
Position
DL
Class
Junior
Home town
Laurel, MS
87.3/100
Player Rating
9
PositionRank
5
FortyYD Time
Sacks
2
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
40
Sol tackles
19

Byron Young DL Alabama | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Byron Young DL Alabama
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 5.00 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 292
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Overall Rating: 87.3 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
81%
Pass Rush:
73%
Run Defense:
96%
DRAFT GRADE: 2nd - Mid Position rank: #9
College Games: 41 College Snaps: 978
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (84/100)
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (96.47/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Byron Young from West Jones High School was rated a 4 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Young opted to join Alabama.

In 2019 as a freshman Young saw action in 13 games and played on a total of 282 snaps 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 on 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
  • Strength gives ends a chance to twist inside and linebackers free lane to the passer on blitzes.
  • Plays with leverage at the point of attack whether inside or outside. Keeps eyes in the backfield when inside; moves linemen to either side with strong hands.
  • Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.
  • Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
  • Played with lean and leverage against the run, tough for one man to move (sometimes double-teams, too).
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Average athletically with average straight line speed and tight hips. Not a natural bender. Lacks secondary pass-rush moves.
  • Must improve hand use and read-and-react skills. Lacks the violent hands to shed and can be eliminated by double-team blocks.
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How other scouting services rate Byron Young (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
45.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
7.0