TOJ UDFA Breakdown – New York Jets FB Chad Young

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down New York Jets UDFA fullback Chad Young

Continuing our breakdown of the 2014 New York Jets rookie class, Dalbin Osorio takes a look at undrafted free agent fullback Chad Young. Here is a closer look at Calvin Pryor, Jalen Saunders, Jace Amaro, IK Enemkpali, Trevor Reilly, Quincy Enunwa and Dexter McDougle:

Position: FB
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 238 LBS
40 Time: 4.76
Vertical: 34”
Broad Jump: 8’8″
225 LB Reps: 34
Projected Round: 7th Round/UDFA
2013-2014 Stats: 5.2 YPC, 4 TDs

Strengths: Young possesses good hands and is deceptively fast for a fullback. He is also a stout blocker who is able to use his low center of gravity on defensive linemen and linebackers. He is a hard worker as evidenced by him walking on at San Diego State before becoming a four year starter at fullback. Young contributed on special teams as he was one of the up blockers in the kick return formation.

Weaknesses: Young can struggle to maintain his footing when engaged with bigger defenders. He was also guilty of looking for the big block instead of making the right play at times. Lastly, he did lack concentration at times, which led to a couple of drops on designed FB screens.

Best Case Scenario: Beats out Tommy Bohanon and is the lead blocker for Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson.

Worst Case Scenario: Cut before the preseason begins.

Analysis: Young is one of my favorite prospects, and one of my favorite UDFAs of the last two years. He could absolutely beat out Bohanon and be a better fit as a lead blocker. He can also prove to be a very useful weapon out of the backfield, which was something that jumped out at while watching his film. He is physical, nasty, and I think he ends up starting at fullback come week one.


Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

  • Rod

    Looks as if his attitude is he’s in a fight when he blocks. Down field blocking is insane. Got to give him a roster spot.

  • Gavin.

    I have made it no secret that this guy is who I am rooting for from the UDFA crop. I am excited to hear about him in Training Camp (though I won’t, because it will all be about Vick & Geno and completion percents).

    Will look out for him the preseason games though, would love to see him blow open a hole or 2 for our backs for big gains and then win a roster spot

  • Greg

    From a San Diego State season ticket holder, Jets fans will LOVE this guy. Plays hard, blocking machine……