Saturday, April 24, 2010

Cowboys pick OL Sam Young from Notre Dame at 179


Pick Analysis: The Cowboys grab an offensive tackle that has the potential to be a quality right tackle. Sam Young tested well in workouts, but he was inconsistent throughout his career, and fails to play to his athleticism. However, his upside makes him worthy of the selection at this point.

Young was a blue chip prospect, out of Florida, that became an instant starter his freshman year and has been a mainstay on the offensive line for the Irish. He is a massive blocker with long arms that can simply engulf opponents once he gets his hands on them. He lacks top initial quickness and can be beaten off the edge by explosive edge rushers. While he has started at both left tackle and on the right side he is best suited to be a right tackle in the NFL.