This afternoon, we are going to take a look at another of the Jets’ undrafted free agents. Next up is a running back that will be heading into training camp, hoping to challenge Tommy Bohanon for his spot at fullback. We are spotlighting Chad Young, fullback from San Diego State.
Here are his stats to get the ball rolling:
Receiving & Rushing
|*2010||San Diego State||MWC||SR||RB||12||2||4||2.0||0||2||4||2.0||0|
|*2011||San Diego State||MWC||SR||RB||13||11||63||5.7||1||16||43||2.7||2||27||106||3.9||3|
|*2012||San Diego State||MWC||SR||RB||13||18||108||6.0||3||2||13||6.5||0||20||121||6.1||3|
|*2013||San Diego State||MWC||SR||FB||13||15||70||4.7||1||22||115||5.2||3||37||185||5.0||4|
|Career||San Diego State||44||241||5.5||5||42||175||4.2||5||86||416||4.8||10|
Young measures at 5’9″, and weighs in at 238 pounds. At his Pro Day, he ran the forty yard dash in 4.88 seconds, and bench pressed 225 pounds a hefty 34 times.
Here is the Chad Young highlight film:
PROS: Chad Young is a fullback in the classic sense. Man, can he deliver a blow. Look at that tape. Whether he is blocking, or going for the extra yard with the ball, he can punish a defender. His strength from the bench press is evidenced by his blocking as well, as once the defender is being blocked, he does not disengage. Young is too strong to let that happen.
CONS: It is always a concern when a player comes from a smaller school. San Diego State is not exactly Michigan or Ohio St. The question will be if Chad Young can handle the higher competition. He also is a tad on the small side. 5’9″ is a little small for an NFL fullback.
Craig Hoffman made the good point earlier today that the Jets might abandon, as other teams have, the fullback position. I agree that it’s a very good possibility. But, if they don’t, I could see Chad Young giving Bohanon a decent run for his money.