Trevon Young NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for Los Angeles Rams' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

Murray State's Jordon Gandy (4) is brought down by Louisville's Trevon Young (91) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Timothy D. Easley/Associated Press

POSITIVES

—On the hoof, Young looks the part with a nice frame (6'4", 258 lbs) and length for a 3-4 outside linebacker.

—Agile with good body control and balance on the move.

—Dominated the bowl game with three tackles for loss and a sack against Mississippi State to close out his college career.

—Knows how to use his athleticism to set up blockers and counter with speed or agility.

—Uses his length (33 ¾" arms) well to create space.

   

NEGATIVES

—Banged up throughout his college career and never lived up to his athletic potential.

—Lacks play strength on the edge and can't handle blockers crossing his face.

—Scouts told us he's been red-flagged over 2015 hip injury; might be off boards.

—Doesn't have the power to be an asset in the run game; no bull rush.

—Finesse player who doesn't like attacking.

   

OVERALL

Trevon Young has the measurables and athleticism, but it won't matter if teams are concerned about his injury history; especially the hip injury from 2015. He ended his college career with strong performances but still looks like a developmental project for a 3-4 team.

   

GRADE: 5.50 (Round 7)

PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Shilique Calhoun, Oakland Raiders

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