Byron Young Flying Under The Radar For Tennessee Football
NFL Mock Draft Season brings us new favorites, sleepers and excited fans. However, these mock drafts are just that: predictions about an unpredictable business.
Many players often slip through the cracks during this time of year and end up much higher when draft night arrives. NFL franchises are the ones in the room interviewing and evaluating these prospects; It takes a team to fall in love with a potential client.
Former Tennessee edge rusher Byron Young has been relatively absent from mock drafts. Young was an all-conference player on Rocky Top with 80 total tackles, 21.5 TFLs and 10.5 sacks.
SEC coaches voted him an All-SEC first-team player during his senior year with the Volunteers, reflecting the respect footballers show him. PFF’s Trevor Sikkema published his top 5 “most invisible” prospects, and Young made the list.
His opponents included Auburn running back tank Bigsby, Utah tight end Dalton Kincaid, Penn State wide receiver Parker Washington and Texas defensive lineman Moro Ojomo. Young will attend Reese’s Senior Bowl and is expected to test and play well, meaning an NFL team can fall in love over the course of the week.
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