2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Titus Young, WR, Boise State

by Cory J. Bonini on March 15, 2011 @ 03:59:47 PDT

 


Boise State senior Titus Young brings an electric style of play to the wide receiver class in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Young recorded 71 catches for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns in 2010. His 2009 junior season was highlighted by a career-best 10 touchdown receptions; he finished the year with 79 catches for 1,041 yards. Young has scored at least one rushing touchdown in each of his four seasons at Boise State.

Strengths

  • Big-play threat
  • Strong hands for added ball security
  • Quick on his feet
  • Tracks over the shoulder well
  • Titus Young, draft prospect
    Dynamic multi-threat
    Excellent balance and lateral agility
  • Explosive return specialist
  • Very crisp route runner
  • Understands his placement on the field - works the sidelines well
  • Elite short-area burst and elusiveness 
  • Productive

Weaknesses 

  • Character issues (suspended nine games in 2008 for violating team rules)
  • Thin frame (5-foot-11 3/8, 174 pounds)
  • Size limits his blocking ability
  • Suspect hands - drops routine catches from time to time
  • Could be pigeonholed as a slot receiver

Expected draft placement

Count on Young being a solid third-round pick in the draft. He could sneak into the second round if a team believes they've found a poor man's DeSean Jackson, but Young's questionable hands and off-the-field concerns may set him back in the draft. 

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.


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