Cameron Young NFL Draft
Cameron Young

Cameron Young

  • IDL Mississippi State
  • Senior
  • #211
  • 6'3"
  • 310lbs
  • Prospect
  • Southeastern

Prospect Summary

Cameron Young NFL Draft Scouting Report

NT, Mississippi State Bulldogs

Cameron Young enrolled at Mississippi State University in 2018 as a three-star defensive tackle recruit. Young predominately aligns as a 0 or 1-technique defensive tackle, in the A and B gaps on the defensive line. He plays with a strong base to anchor versus the run and maintain his positioning. Young has promising arm length/reach to stack and shed blocks effectively. In addition, he plays with good hand strength to deliver respectable punches to the chest of opposing blockers. The combination of his punch power and arm length allows him to walk blockers backward to reset the line of scrimmage. 

There are glimpses of functional lateral agility when he is asked to loop around on twists and stunts. Young should not be confused with an explosive athlete. He plays in a 3-3-5 defense and is asked to play as a two-gap defender. He does not offer or generate a strong burst at the snap. His hand counters leave a lot to be desired. Young does not have refined punches or counters to quickly deconstruct blocks. If offensive linemen are quicker to the draw and get their hands fitted first, Young is susceptible to being stuck on the block. I expect him to be a rotational two-down defensive tackle versus the run. 

Top Reasons to Buy In:

  • Powerful frame with long arms
  • An ideal nose tackle that handles double teams
  • Potential to become a stout run defender 

Top Reasons For Concern:

  • Lacks explosiveness and twitch
  • Not a three-down defender
  • Limited pass-rush presence

Size (NFL Combine):

Height: 6′ 3”

Weight: 304 lbs

Arm Length: 34 1/2”

Hand Size: 10”

Athletic Testing (NFL Combine):

40-yard Dash: 5.10s

Vertical Jump: 00”

Broad Jump: 000”

Short-Shuttle: 0.00s

Three-Cone: 0.00s

Bench Reps: 00 reps 

Ideal Role: Run-stuffing nose tackle

Scheme Fit: Odd-front

TDN Consensus Grade: 71.00/100 (Fifth-Round Value)

  • Parson Grade: 71.00/100

Written By: Damian Parson

Exposures: Alabama (2022), LSU (2022), Memphis (2022)

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