Late round selections have the Los Angeles Rams focusing on areas that provide some possible depth, especially at the LB/EDGE position. Trevon Young from Louisville is a pick who could be one of those guys.
The Los Angeles Rams added another EDGE rusher in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. GM Les Snead, head coach Sean McVay, and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips continue to load up at a position most noted as needing attention.
So they have.
Young, who is a Cardinals senior, is a pick that could possibly add some depth to a Rams defense that will be hard to crack for most late round picks.
As for the NFL Combine, his measurables have him listed at 6’-4”, and 258 lbs. He’s got good arm length at 33 ¾” and his hands measurement was 10”. He did post a 40 time of 4.78 seconds, a vertical jump of 33.0 inches, and a 3-cone still that was 6.99 seconds.
The knock on Young is the devastating hip injury he had in 2015. Its an injury that has most scouts wondering if he can round back into the form he showed early on at Louisville. To read his report is to see that is a concern that will dog him as he attempts to establish an NFL. career. But you will also read in his notes that he is a resilient player, has a strong work ethic, and has shown to be mentally tough. Three traits that will serve him well as he attempts a foothold in a professional football career in Los Angeles.
He might be a guy who makes the Rams as a special teams player. Odds are long for him, but he’s made a ton of progress since being injured.
As for a grade, LA gets a C- as he’s probably a long term project.