Titus Young Adding Fuel to the “Character Concerns” Fire?


There aren’t many receivers in the nation that can threaten the secondary, and take the top off like Boise State WR, Titus Young. He doesn’t have the 4.3 speed of a Desean Jackson, but his 4.4 speed combined with his abnormally long stride, makes him a huge vertical threat.

Unfortunately, along with his talent comes a slew of character concerns. In 2007 he was suspended for the first quarter of the Hawaii Bowl. In 2008 he was suspended for 10 games due to off-the-field issues. He has also been flagged multiple times for excessive post touchdown celebration.

Recently, reports have surfaced that issues still exist for Young. Draft Insider is reporting that Young’s pre-combine training left a lot to be desired, and hinted at this for the reason for his average showing at the combine.

"Titus Young struggled with on Sunday, primarily his balance.  Sources told us Young was not dedicated to pre-draft training  and was another prone to missing workouts."

It seems as if Young may be squandering an opportunity to be selected on day one. After the Senior Bowl, the arrow was pointing up for him. On many draft boards, he had ascended to the late first round, early second round. If he wants to capitalize on this unique opportunity, he is going to have to put the work in and convey to team scouts and coaches that character issues are not a concern.