After waiting Thursday and Friday, Temple cornerback Tavon Young did not have to wait long on Saturday in getting picked by the Baltimore Ravens with the #104 overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Despite holding a size disadvantage, Young plays much bigger and more physical than many 6-0 cornerbacks. He is not afraid to mix things up and lay several impressive hits on receivers and even ball carriers in the run game. Young does an excellent job of getting his arm between the body of the receiver and the ball in order to rip the ball loose for incompletions. He is the type of cornerback that college offenses stayed away from at all cost.
Young is very good at anticipating routes and analyzing the play before it happens. It is clear that he puts in a lot of film work to figure out tendencies of the players he faces. He is comfortable in zone coverage and has the ability to step in day one and compete for a starting spot on the outside or as a nickel back.
He will immediately fight for playing time and could easily be the nickelback as a rookie.
Congratulations to Tavon Young and the Temple Owls on sending another player to the NFL.