Daelin Young: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Daelin Young
School: West Texas A&M University
Position: Outside Linebacker
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Honestly, the goals I had for this season were to help grow younger players into a leadership role, lead my team in sacks, tackles, TFL, and be LSC defensive player of the year.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Versatile, Physical, Playmaker.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
My off-season training for my pro-day consists of mornings working speed and agility, afternoons working position specific drills, and evenings strength training.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When studying film on opponents, I love to find a consistent weakness, also love to study tendencies and tells if any are shown.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
My speed and physicality at the point of attack allow me to standout at my position.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I think a strength I have that I can bring to another team is not only can a team line me up at strong or weak-side backer, but they can also allow me to be a stand-up end, like Von Miller and allow me to go get the quarterback off the edge and pass rush.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
When considering me as a potential player, I’m the gem people miss out on trying to find something better. I am coachable, dependable, committed, and a great special teams player. My versatility allows me to fit into different schemes. I believe I’d be a great addition to anyone’s team.