Todd McShay released his, “12 best value picks from 2016 NFL draft”, and a certain Baltimore Raven made the list.
McShay ranked cornerback Tavon Young as the seventh best value pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Pre-draft grade: Early fourth round
Drafted: Fourth round
“Young was a good athlete and showed nice technique coming out of Temple, but his lack of ideal size (5-foot-9, 183 pounds) was a big factor in his falling to the fourth round.” - Todd McShay
With a season in the books, Ravens fans believe Tavon is their cornerback of the future; he produced from both the slot position and outside cornerback role. From covering shifty, lightning-quick receivers, to big men, including Tyler Eifert on the outside on the goal line.
“Young finished the season with eight passes defensed and two interceptions.” - Todd McShay
Ravens fans know all too well the skill level of Tavon Young. His production is causing fans to believe in the 2017 defense. Fans know Jimmy Smith, Eric Weddle and Young will provide great coverage, and with the 2017 free agent additions of Tony Jefferson and Brandon Carr only adding coal to the hype-train, the motto is ‘full steam ahead!’