TOJ UDFA Breakdown – New York Jets FB Chad Young

9

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.