Data Scout Notes: 2ndM/PLombardi/PNagurski/PBednarik/PHendricks/P1stM/HM M
Post-Draft Outlook: Round 7/213 -- Willie Young, DE, 6-5, 251, North Carolina State: Young is athletic, but there were questions about his consistency, toughness and durability in college. He will be a 25-year-old rookie. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout Willie Young News
09/14/17 - LB Willie Young's ability as a pass rusher may have been the reason he had only 34 percent of the snaps in Sunday's loss while Sam Acho had 68 percent. It may change this week with the Bucs more likely to take chances downfield. The Falcons were throwing off short drops and getting it away quickly, and Young is more of an outside rusher who can get around the tackle but is more effective against deeper drops.
"We were playing a team that passed the ball a lot, and we just felt more comfortable with Sam in there in the base stuff," defensive coordinator Vic Fangio said.
08/07/17 - LB Willie Young (groin) suffered a strain during the second week of training camp and is limited in practice.
12/28/16 - LB Willie Young (knee) did not practice Wednesday but is expected to play Sunday. Young, who has 7.5 sacks, has been dealing with the injury throughout the season.
12/22/16 - LB Willie Young (knee) practiced on a limited basis Thursday after he was unable to practice Wednesday. Young is likely to play Saturday.
12/21/16 - LB Willie Young (knee) did not practice Wednesday as a precautionary measure for an injury he has been battling most of the year.