Sticking with the WAC theme… according to Charlie Bernstein the Redskins also visited with Boise State WR Titus Young yesterday. Young is 5’11, 175 lbs and caught 71 passes for 1,215 yards and 9 touchdowns this year.
Young is a big play guy and has flourished in the Broncos offense. He has the ability to make defenders miss once he has the ball in his hands and can turn on the afterburners very quickly. Young sometimes has problems creating immediate separation of the line, but can usually find a soft spot or separate as the route continues. He is also a very emotional receiver who is not afraid to go across the middle. Young is generally ranked as the #4 to #8 WR in this year’s draft.
He’s not the big possession WR the Skins are looking for, but could be a playmaker. His size does occasionally let larger DBs throw him off his routes. Also, he was suspended for 10 games in 2008 for undisclosed off the field issues, though he has rebounded from that suspension with two consecutive 1,000 yard seasons.
Senior Bowl Practice Reviews:
There were concerns about his consistency and whether he lost confidence Monday. He got off to a fast start, but after a couple of drops, he seemed to struggle. He really bounced back Tuesday and showed he was able to shake off his roller coaster Day 1. He is still improving his technique, and his flaws are coachable. Also, while we didn't see him catching the ball overhead Tuesday, which was one of our concerns, every ball I saw thrown in his direction he hauled in. He's not overly big but he's the quickest wide receiver on the North team. He is really quick off the line, and gets in and out of his breaks. He also is snatching the ball on the run and getting upfield in a hurry, which he needs to continue to do as it will be a big part of his game at the next level. What gives him a chance to be an impact player is his open-field running ability both as a receiver and potentially as a punt returner. (via ESPN Insider)
Projected Pick: With a good week in Mobile, Young could sneak into the 2nd Round but I would predict him to go in the 3rd in April’s upcoming draft.
Some Twitter notes:
Titus Young's fastest 40 time is 4.35, but thinks he can run in 4.2s at Combine. Hes training with former Gold medal sprinter Maurice Greene (@BenVolinPBP)
@WesBunting: WR Titus Young was impressive once again, plucked everything away from frame strong, big hands for smaller wide out
Which Senior Bowl WR would you most like to see on the Skins next year?
Austin Pettis (Boise State) (111 votes)
Titus Young (Boise State) (163 votes)
Leonard Hankerson (Miami) (165 votes)
Greg Salas (Hawaii) (30 votes)
Other (45 votes)
514 total votes