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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dylan Young, WR, Southern Oregon University

dylan youngEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Dylan Young

What is your Height/Weight?

6′.5/198

What is your position?

WR

Where do you play college football?

Southern Oregon University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

4

How did you choose your school?

Went to JC and took a visit to SOU fell in love with the coaches and program overall

Where are you from?

Salem Oregon

Who is your role model, and why?

Larry Fitzgerald because he’s a class act on and off the field and a great teammate! He also is a freak and a complete WR on the field.

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

Yes they have, and free agent talk maybe late round at best

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball, Basketball, and track

Did you play any other positions in football?

Punter and KR,PR

At your position, what separates you from others?

I’m a good route runner, I attack the ball, and I just overall believe I can beat anyone across from me.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I Look for what the DBs do best and what they don’t like doing. I watch their feet, and hips. I try to see how fast they are coming down on breaks and I also watch the WR they are playing against to see what he did that worked and what didn’t.

dylan youngggWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

Solomon Means – Arizona State

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Jordy Nelson because he just runs fast doesn’t do a lot of stemming and jukes in his routes just runs up the DBs toes and then snaps them off, also he fights for every single ball that comes his way.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

When I broke my ankles in HS and was to I wouldn’t be recruited by any school and had no chance of playing again. I over came it from hard work and dedication to my goals. My goals were always to play college football and planning the NFL and everyday I wake up hungry and I go chase the dream! Never giving up and always believing is the key!

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I always pray and hit my chest 3 times afterwards on my tattoo on my chest that is a tattoo for my grandpa that passed away.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is that if you throw a ball up I’ll find away to come down with it!

What is your biggest weakness?

Biggest weakness would be lack of reps against good press man corners.

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I’d say Mr. GM I’m going to give 100% every single day to your team, I won’t ever quit on you or the team and I will always be finding ways to contribute to the team. I will wake up everyday not thinking I have made it and bust my tail just as if I were still looking for a college scout to give me a chance. You won’t regret giving me a shot.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Dallas Cowboys

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Michael Irvin, Michael Jackson, and Lebron James

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