Cameron Young
Cameron Young  DT  Mississippi State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Cameron Young
Height
6-3
Weight
315
College
Mississippi State
Position
DT
Class
Senior
Home town
Crosby, MS
73.0/100
Player Rating
57
PositionRank (DL)
5
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
38
Sol tackles
10

Cameron Young DT Mississippi State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Cameron Young DT Mississippi State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.00 seconds (73%*)
Overall Rank: #321 Position Rank: #57 (DL)
Height: 6-3 (48%*)
Weight: 315 (72%*)
Weight: 315 (72%*)
Hands: 9 6/8 (37%*)
Arm: 35 1/8 (96%*)
Arm: 35 1/8 (96%*)
Span: 82 (82%*)
Span: 82 (82%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.00 seconds (73%*)
Overall Rank: #321 Position Rank: #57 (DL)
Height: 6-3 (48%*) Weight: 315 (72%*)
Hands: 9 6/8 (37%*) Arm: 35 1/8 (96%*)
Span: 82 (82%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 73.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
69%
Pass Rush:
65%
Run Defense:
75%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #57
College Games: 41 College Snaps: 1211
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 83.55 Stars 247 RATING: 83.55/100
Grade: 2 Stars 2 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.4 (89%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Cameron Young from Franklin High School was rated a -star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Young joined Mississippi State.

In 2018 as a freshman Young saw action in just one game and played a total of 8 snaps for the Bulldogs. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops.

As a sophomore for the Bulldogs in 2019 Young played in 8 games and took part in 64 snaps for the Bulldogs. He recorded only 4 tackles, no assists, while adding 3 stops.

In 2020 as a junior Young played in 8 games and contributed on 145 snaps. He recorded only 8 tackles, 2 assists while making 9 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 5 total pressures, which included 3 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack on the year.

In 2021 as a senior Young logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 436 snaps for the Bulldogs. He also added 30 tackles, 13 assists, and 24 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 16 total pressures, which included 12 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and no sacks on the season.

In 2022 as a fifth year senior Young logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 558 snaps for the Bulldogs. He also added 19 tackles, 12 assists, and 13 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 17 total pressures, which included 16 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Provides some secondary interior pass rush, getting most penetration when playing three technique.
  • Pops off tape due to his explosive first few steps. While powerful, doesn't rock the guard/ center back with his upper-body strength or explode into tackles.
  • His motor is excellent, and he’s quick to locate the ball and make plays against the run.
  • Good weight-room strength, which translates onto the field in terms of his anchor.
  • Strong tackler. Has good power in hands and can anchor, shed, and chase.
  • Young is strong enough in the lower body to hold up at the point of attack, and Young displays a good feel as a grappler in the phone booth, consistently getting blockers off-balance before sending them to the ground.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Lacks closing speed and inconsistent quickness off the snap prevents him from being an elite pass rusher.
  • His spin move is a bit slow and mechanical. He’s susceptible to cut blocks, a tactic that was used on him often
  • While he’s a decent lateral mover, Young doesn’t show great closing speed when he has to chase in pursuit.

Cameron Young percentiles vs other Defensive Tackle's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Cameron Young (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
248.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
63.0