One of my favorite parts of Training Camp is when a handful of "unknown" players come out of nowhere every year to make a name for themselves during the practices. While we're only a mere two days into the Training Camp process one player has been showing up on everyones practice notes. That player being rookie cornerback Louis Young.
Before we dive into how the rookie corner is impressing in camp, lets get to know him first.
Louis Young was a three year starter at Georgia Tech. During those three years Young totaled 134 tackles, four interceptions and 13 pass break-ups while starting 34 of 49 career games.
Here's a pre-draft scouting report on young from CBS Sports Dane Brugler.
STRENGTHS: Good-sized frame for the position and doesn't shy away from contact. He has a nose for the ball and goes after it in the air, matching up well with receivers to break up the play at the catch point.
WEAKNESSES: Needs to clean up his tackling technique, too often just throwing his shoulder and getting lazy. After a sophomore season that put him on the NFL radar, Young took a step back in 2012 as a junior, struggling with off-field issues, injuries and maddening inconsistencies. Returned to a full-time starting role as a senior
Young has the size you look for in a corner coming in at 6'1 196lbs. Young also clocked a 40 time of 4.47 at his pro day.
Now that we know a little about the rookie lets talk about what he has been doing on the practice field early on.
UDFA Rookie name to know: CB Louis Young. Second interception in as many practices.— MileHighReport (@MileHighReport) July 25, 2014
Young has hauled in a pair of interceptions early on in camp, one of them going back for a would be touchdown. One coming in yesterday's practice off backup Quarterback Brock Osweiler which would have gone for a touchdown, and one during today's practice he intercepted Osweiler once again. It also should be noted that Young recovered a Omar Bolden forced fumble in yesterday's practice that would have also gone for a touchdown. That's two interceptions, and two potential in two practices thus far. That's how you get your coaches attention and earn more reps going forward.
Young is becoming a favorite of our very own Kyle Montgomery. In his latest Training Camp report he said that "he's becoming one of my favorite guys to watch at camp.". Young has also caught the eye of Andrew Mason. Mason in his latest "Five Thoughts from Camp" series noted Young's awareness and ball skills.
There's still a long long way to go before the final decision is made on Young's future, but the undrafted rookie if off to a hot start and has made a name for himself early on in Training Camp.
Wide receiver Isaiah Burse impressing as well?
Another undrafted rookie has been catching the idea of some of the media members who are watching the Training Camp practices.
While I haven't seen Burse's name come up a bunch in the practice reports, he has apparently made quite the impression on some who are present.
I know Burse was a pre-training camp favorite amongst many here at Mile High Report, so it has to be exciting to hear that the undrafted rookie is showing well in camp thus far.