Switch to guard likely in store for Young

Fresno State's Kyle Young is getting a lot of hype, but he's really only the fourth-best center in the '07 draft class, writes Todd McShay.

Originally Published: September 28, 2006
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
Fresno State's Kyle Young is a good player, but he is entirely too overhyped as a first-round prospect. There are three other centers whom I currently project as better pros than Young, including Leroy Harris (N.C. State), Ryan Kalil (USC) and Doug Datish (Ohio State).

Young lacks the mobility to consistently get in position as a center in the NFL. And even when he's in position, Young seems to lack explosive initial pop to jar defenders at the point of attack.

When it is all said and done; do not be surprised if Young moves to guard in the NFL. At this point, I could not recommend him any higher than the third round.


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