3. Tavon Young:
The Ravens found a special player in Tavon Young. As a fourth round pick, out of Temple, Young became the Ravens second best cornerback. Young was projected to be nothing more than a slot corner. He is one of the smallest players in the NFL at 5’9″ 183 pounds. Young will always have to work harder corners with longer wingspans but he plays a lot bigger than his stature suggests.
Young had two interceptions this past season. He was a sure tackler, which is an extra surprising thing. When Young got beat, he didn’t sulk. Instead he learned from it and he didn’t make the same mistake again. Young displays all the traits of somebody who just gets the game. His technique and his efforts is very noticeable.
Young is a player that I love to root for. When you consider what he was supposed to bring to the table, he over delivered. Young figures to be a really good defensive back for a really long time. He has something that the Ravens desperately need; he has heart for miles. Young can take a step forward and become a better cornerback in his second season. I have nothing but confidence in this player.