Freddy Young, CB/S, New Mexico Lobos: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile


Nov 24, 2012; Fort Collins, CO, USA; Colorado State Rams tight end Crockett Gillmore (10) is tackled by New Mexico Lobos cornerback Freddy Young (17) during the second quarter at Hughes Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’1″

Weight: 210 pounds

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40 Yard Dash: 4.50

Bench Press: 19

Vertical Jump: 39.5″

Broad Jump: 129″

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.32

Career Highlights (via New Mexico athletics site)

NEW MEXICO: Four-year letterman who has played cornerback and safety … brought a steady influence to the secondary … was one of the biggest and best athletes in the group … had 40 career appearances with 18 starts over his UNM career … his production in 2012 kept rising as the season went along … began 2011 as a starter at safety but stayed active when he came off the bench after week four … excellent leaping ability (39.5-inch vertical) and could make a real impact on defense as he improves his technique and develops in the weight room … the son of former Seattle Seahawks (1984-87) and Indianapolis Colts (1988-90) linebacker Fredd Young…the older Young played at New Mexico State from 1980-83 and in the NFL for seven seasons.

2012 (SENIOR): Recorded 59 tackles (30 solos) to finish tied for fourth on the team, even though he missed two games early because of a shin injury … also had two tackles for loss and his first forced fumble of his career … was active in the season finale against Colorado State, finishing with 11 tackles, including a team-high seven solos … tied for the team lead with 12 total tackles (six solo, six assist) against Nevada on Nov. 17 … set a new personal career-high for tackles in a season following his performance vs. the Wolf Pack … finished third on the team in tackles against Fresno State on Oct. 27 with nine (three solo, six assist) … forced the first fumble of his career against the Bulldogs in the third quarter … made the 100th tackle of his career in the second quarter when he and Matt Raymer teamed up to pull down a Fresno State receiver … tied for third on the team with six total tackles (four solo, two assist) against Air Force on Oct. 20 … assisted on three tackles against Texas State on Oct. 6 … broke up one pass and recorded five tackles (three solo, two assist), including half a tackle for a loss, against No. 24 Boise State on Sept. 29 … missed the Lobos’ game at New Mexico State with an injury … did not play at Texas Tech due to injury … tied for third on the team with three solo tackles against Texas on Sept. 8 and assisted on one other … made three tackles in UNM’s season-opening win vs.. Southern on Sept. 1.

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Scouting Report/Player Notes

Athletic freak who emerged as a starter as a senior. Lots of untapped potential. Great special teams player who offers versatility defensively. I think he is a late-round developmental player who can help you immediately on special teams, and develop into a potential rotational player in the secondary. Has played corner and safety in his college career. Really great speed and leaping ability. Really excited about his potential in the NFL.

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