Scouting Denver Broncos UDFA DB Louis Young, Georgia Tech
Oct 26, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets cornerback Louis Young (8) breaks up a pass at the goal line intended for Virginia Cavaliers wide receiver Miles Gooch (17) in the second quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
The Broncos are set for their first rookie mini-camp of 2014. A deep roster looks to get even deeper as 21 rookies plus a few tryout players will compete for the last few spots available on Denver’s roster, and they are stepping into a solid opportunity.
The player we’re going to look at here is former Georgia tech cornerback Louis Young, a guy who was once considered a developing first or second day draft pick.
The Broncos didn’t bring in a ton of defensive backs in the UDFA period, and have a spot or two open at the CB position on the roster for this year. As of right now, they haven’t brought in any more veteran additions, so undrafted players like Young could have a legit shot at making the team if they can show versatility and special teams ability.
Here’s what you need to know about Young, and how he can make an impact for the Broncos.
Wt: 209 lbs.
- Athletic ability
- Ball skill improving
Areas of Weakness
- What happened to top level potential?
- Tackling technique could be cleaned up
What Young Brings to the Table
This is a size/speed/athletic player who can come into camp and earn a spot on the roster or practice squad by showing the Broncos that he’s willing and able to be a top flight special teams player. With his size and speed, he’s a rare player at the cornerback position and some feel like he has an ability to play safety as well.
Young has intriguing length, and can mix it up at the line of scrimmage with receivers and plays aggressively. He attacks the ball but something scouts feel like he could clean up is his tackling technique. Anyone can throw their shoulder at a ball carrier.
The question for Young has always been whether or not he’ll live up to his high potential. He’s got the size and athletic ability, he’s just got to find a way to put it all together.