Report: Titus Young only a third-rounder on “most” draft boards

Boise State wide receiver Titus Young arrived at January’s Senior Bowl hyped as the next DeSean Jackson by draft analysts like Mike Mayock of NFL Network.

An underwhelming offseason appears to have slowed Young’s momentum.

According to SI.com draft analyst Tony Pauline, Young is regarded as no better than a third-round pick “on most teams’ draft boards.”

Young was plagued by drops in Mobile, and NFL decision makers are believed to be displeased with Young’s Combine measurables. The 5-foot-11, 174-pound wideout ran a slower-than-expected 4.53 forty in Indianapolis, and opted out of the vertical jump and all shuttle drills.

Pauline drops a few more draft nuggets on his DraftInsider.net blog:

  • North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little is viewed as a fourth-round pick at best. Little missed all of the 2010 season due to NCAA suspension, and reportedly came off as “less than honest” in Combine interviews.
  • Hawaii wide receiver Greg Salas is rising. A slot receiver prospect, Salas could reportedly be drafted as early as the second round.
  • LSU’s Terrence Toliver and TCU’s Jeremy Kerley are also hot names in NFL circles. Pauline calls them “potential second-rounders,” and points to an outstanding Pro Day performance by Toliver, who was drop prone in college.
  • USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith ranks high on the draft boards of Minnesota and Dallas. Pauline believes Smith is a serious candidate to go No. 12 overall to the Vikings.

8 responses to “Report: Titus Young only a third-rounder on “most” draft boards

  1. Kerley is the most underrated prospect talked about here. Especially in the return game

  2. Good for Kerley. Go Hippos! But, Titus and Kerley both went to those BCS busters, (Boise and TCU). They haven’t played against REAL competition. NOT!

  3. Salas has everything you want in WR except elite speed, but he isn’t deficient in that are by any means. The thing I like most about him is his physical style of play. Signed the Toby

  4. McKinney is getting a bit long in the tooth for the Vikings and plays way too soft. Time to book a replacement.
    Loadholt had better start putting people on their butts, too. With his size, he should be like a road-grader.

  5. Same thing happen to Jackson. At one point people Jackson as a top 10 pick. The Eagles got him mid-second round.
    I hope the Eagles grab this dude in the 3rd round and just out run every team.

  6. tremoluxman says:
    Mar 18, 2011 9:51 PM
    McKinney is getting a bit long in the tooth for the Vikings and plays way too soft. Time to book a replacement.
    Loadholt had better start putting people on their butts, too. With his size, he should be like a road-grader.
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    I’m of the opinion that it is time to do with McKinnie what was done with his draft-mate, Mike Williams. Find a new LT and move McKinnie to RG. Of course, that will make passing to the right difficult for the QB…..

    That being said, Tyron Smith is a bit of a project. He may need a season or two before he is ready to play LT. Putting him in with a rookie QB is just going to ruin the QB. I’m more for Nate Solder, myself. But if the idea is for him to work for a year or two behind McKinnie, than he may be a good one for years to come.

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